Check yourself

Over at TokyoSpace, ChunHyang has a terrific essay on editing. It’s filled with great advice for anyone who’s writing for public consumption, whether the final product takes the form of a paper for a class, a weblog entry, or a script for publication. After being jarred by fairly glaring typos in the early pages of two otherwise excellent manga series that I was reading over the weekend, praise for editing is reassuring reading. (And yes, I should practice her suggestions more often than I do.)

In related news, Netcomics is hiring a full-time proofreader.

3 Responses to Check yourself

  1. ChunHyang72 says:

    Well, I’m a bit like the doctor who smokes–I give advice that I don’t always follow. But I try, because a well-edited document is a pleasure to read. Thanks for the linkage!

  2. Chloe says:

    Huzzah for proper grammar and revision. Would one of the typos you encountered happen to hail from Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service v.2? I was surprised to see one slid by the DH editors, and on page seven no less…

  3. davidpwelsh says:

    Good guess! I recovered quickly, because the book is so great, but it really shocked me.

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