Category Archives: editing writing

When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is now being threatened. The prohibition against slander and libel is well settled in the law. Contracts must be truthful although they are always written to … Continue reading

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Indeed.com Review

What is A Review Summary on Indeed.com? First things first. Do not apply to any company at Indeed.com that hides their website or company information. See the graphic below. If the “Company Info ” field is blank, run away. That’s … Continue reading

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More On Real World Revising and Editing

Content writers don’t care about word choice. Not ultimately. It’s up to the editor, perhaps their boss, or ┬ámaybe the client who makes the final decision on words and word usage. That’s why assessment tests with difficult grammar problems make … Continue reading

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Real World Revising and Editing

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A Computer Wrote This Op-Ed. Sort of.

The Guardian (external link) asked Liam Porr, a computer science undergraduate student at Berkeley, to have a computer with the latest technology write an essay. The op-ed dragged on endlessly and I wondered if repetition was programmed into its instructions. … Continue reading

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Content Mills

I’m seeking additional writing or editing work and have again run into the content mills. I’m using Indeed.com as a job board which seems reasonable considering their size, however, they, too, list employers who offer as little as one cent … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Repeat Myself?

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) Do I Need To Repeat Myself? (internal link, to one of many pages on this) If you’re writing for the web, you are writing for your boss, of course, the client, certainly, … Continue reading

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Three Good Paragraphs

I’m happy if I can write three good paragraphs in a row. In my now dead book project of 60,000 words, I probably had 11 or 12 instances in which I produced a set of three good paragraphs. I still … Continue reading

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Bad Revising

My last post was on how I revised the work of a writer on our team. (internal link). The next example is of bad revising, in which some unknown scriptwriter revises the book of one of the greatest minds of … Continue reading

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More on Revising

Editing and proofreading fiddles with copy, revising recasts. One of our writers submitted a page with this paragraph. He is a fine writer but under deadline for this piece. I have more time as I am generally not doing original … Continue reading

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