I would take her more seriously if she hadn't dismissed correct spelling as not being one of her interests--to the dismay of her boss. Her boss sounds like a better model.lkcampbell said:I came across the blog post. It's written from editor's perspective, but there's some surprising stuff here that I think every writer needs to know.
Oh, please don't misunderstand! She does have some very good things to say. Just because Sig and I gleefully pounce on some people's writing imperfections doesn't mean your posting wasn't appreciated.lkcampbell said:Oops! Well, forgive me for posting the link.
I agree. All posts are certainly appreciated. But there is a sensible middle ground between slavish acceptance and ill-tempered denunciation. Personally, I welcome the variety of views we see on KB. This is healthy. So, please, don't apologise. And, Susan, your "pouncing" is always eddifying!Susan in VA said:Oh, please don't misunderstand! She does have some very good things to say. Just because Sig and I gleefully pounce on some people's writing imperfections doesn't mean your posting wasn't appreciated.
(Sig, I think we'll have to limit the pouncing to the Grammar thread.... )
Stop running. We love you. Perhaps I missed it, but the KB spell-check didn't slap my wrist, so I posted. I do find many instances of "eddify." But these seem to be from like-minded mis-spellers. The authorities (and I include Leslie) seem to prefer "edify." So "I Surrender, Dear." Thanks, as usual.Leslie said:Isn't it edifying?
(Leslie ducks and runs...)
As a writer, I seem to have failed here. What I meant was this: When someone such as yourself posts something, those of us who read this welcome post can either:lkcampbell said:Not sure what you mean by this, but there are no ill-tempered denunciations here. I assure you the link was offered in a spirit of goodwill for information purposes only.
Over and out.
Thank you and welcome, Red. Most of us inkslingers here do indeed try our hardest to get things right when we write, and rejoice when it's noticed.RedAdept said:This is a little off topic, but I'm new to this forum and I wanted to say something.
One thing I have enjoyed about this forum, as opposed to the Amazon Kindle Forum, is that it is filled with authors. That, to me, means that the posts are written with an eye to good spelling and grammar. Sure, there are exceptions, but overall the posts here are much more articulate.
Anyone can make an error; I've had my share. However, it seems that here, people just take more pride in the way they express themselves.
Shouldn't "hasn't" be "haven't"?Kevis Hendrickson said:You'll be hard pressed to find any of my posts that hasn't been edited for some reason or another.