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A really great story that could use some decent copyediting - Queue
December 8th, 2003
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A really great story that could use some decent copyediting
Casey put his hands in the pockets of his gray dress slacks, and straightened his tie.

It's a talented man who can straigthen his tie with his hands in his pockets.

From Salting the Map, which is a neat story, although the end left me a bit . . . eh. And, like the subject line says, it could use some decent copyediting. I will wait and read Fortean Bureau for a few more months, and then I might send them an email offering proofreading and copyediting help.

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From:theora
Date:December 8th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
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That sounds oddly like something P.G. Wodehouse would write. Or rather, something he'd put in somebody's mouth.
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From:queue
Date:December 8th, 2003 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious to read something of his. Can you lend me a book next time you see me?
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From:mattlistener
Date:December 8th, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Obviously his tie was in the pockets of his slacks. Context is king! :-)
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From:majes
Date:December 9th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
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Obviously the author was referring to the character's cock-tie, not a neck tie. Guh! Get with the fashion program, queue. Everyone is wearing these nowadays. Everyone with a cock, that is. I understand that, currently, strings of pearls are very popular in female genitalia dress.
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From:emotionalgoat
Date:December 10th, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)
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The anti-tamper seal on my last jar of mayonnaise had this blurb written all over it:

SHATTERPROOF JAR
GREAT FOR SALADS!

Yours is better.
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