Friday, December 23, 2011

Don’t underestimate the value of a good editor!

I took a break from reading the Dirty Business Mysteries by Rosemary Harris to catch up on some brain candy.  Short light hearted romances.  OMG! I won’t mention names but these books were from reputable big name publishing houses.  Part of the blame goes to the authors as they wrote it in the first place but isn’t the editor supposed to catch things like totally disjointed sentences and skipped sentences or even skipped paragraphs?  I couldn’t believe it.  I am tooling right along and out of nowhere the thought stops or shifts to a whole different conversation.  And this wasn’t just one book this happened in.  I guess if publishers are cutting back editors aren’t where they should be doing it.  

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