neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

ranting on editing again

On reading: I think I'm pretty much constantly in proofreader mode at this point, and accordingly, there are some e-book publishers I probably shouldn't buy from -- I just want to get the Word documents of the stories and proof and line edit them.  Some of them I purely want to rewrite.  Some are good stories, but the proofers/editors (if there were any) did the authors no favors.  I realize I can't proof everything I read, but even of what I can afford, there are so many stories in which it would've been simple to fix typos and grammar mistakes.  I really like the immediacy of the e-books, being able to download them right away, but the editing quality for a number of publishers is dismayingly poor. 
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