Sherrie wields a sharp whip. But that’s why I need an editor. 🙂

I typed bif sky country in the post below, not big sky, and she kindly fixed it for me.

I really am lousy at proofreading. My eye-brain connection just doesn’t do that thing. I do generally get most things right first time, thank heavens, but I’m also deeply grateful for spellcheck, critique friends, and good copy editors. Spellchecking e-mail, however, feels like cheating. (I didn’t say that made sense did I? Are blogs supposed to make sense?)

Is it cheating to spell check a blog? I’m not sure yet. And it wouldn’t have helped if I’d typed bit sky, bib sky, or perhaps even bic sky. Feel free to catch the typos every time I post. I won’t do it deliberately, I promise. But I won’t spellcheck, either.

For all Canadians, happy Victoria day!

Cheers,

Jo

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  1. Wow. I crack a whip and Jo jumps! That was fun. (Note to self: do not let this go to your head.) ~Sherrie, picking up her skirts and hotfooting it out of the room at a high rate of speed 😉

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  2. Wow. I crack a whip and Jo jumps! That was fun. (Note to self: do not let this go to your head.) ~Sherrie, picking up her skirts and hotfooting it out of the room at a high rate of speed 😉

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  3. Wow. I crack a whip and Jo jumps! That was fun. (Note to self: do not let this go to your head.) ~Sherrie, picking up her skirts and hotfooting it out of the room at a high rate of speed 😉

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  4. If only I could get my copyeditors to pick up their skirts and hightail it when they get out of line….
    If you let that whip go to your head, we’ll just have to snatch it from you. Remember, there’s more of us!

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  5. If only I could get my copyeditors to pick up their skirts and hightail it when they get out of line….
    If you let that whip go to your head, we’ll just have to snatch it from you. Remember, there’s more of us!

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  6. If only I could get my copyeditors to pick up their skirts and hightail it when they get out of line….
    If you let that whip go to your head, we’ll just have to snatch it from you. Remember, there’s more of us!

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  7. Pat, when I first started my editorial business, a friend said I should apply for a position as copyeditor with a publishing house. I told her no way! Copyeditors are the bane of a writer’s existence. I didn’t want to go through life being hated by writers. Sherrie

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  8. Pat, when I first started my editorial business, a friend said I should apply for a position as copyeditor with a publishing house. I told her no way! Copyeditors are the bane of a writer’s existence. I didn’t want to go through life being hated by writers. Sherrie

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  9. Pat, when I first started my editorial business, a friend said I should apply for a position as copyeditor with a publishing house. I told her no way! Copyeditors are the bane of a writer’s existence. I didn’t want to go through life being hated by writers. Sherrie

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  10. Jo, I’m sure: it’s never cheating to spell-check. Never — not in email, on blogs, in fiction… 🙂 Seriously, why not use any tool you have to hand?
    Mind you, spellcheckers aren’t perfect. They sometimes allow variants that I’d never accept, or questions older spellings that are perfectly valid, but as long as you remember they’re as susceptible to a “stet” as a copyeditor is supposed to be…
    Andrew

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  11. Jo, I’m sure: it’s never cheating to spell-check. Never — not in email, on blogs, in fiction… 🙂 Seriously, why not use any tool you have to hand?
    Mind you, spellcheckers aren’t perfect. They sometimes allow variants that I’d never accept, or questions older spellings that are perfectly valid, but as long as you remember they’re as susceptible to a “stet” as a copyeditor is supposed to be…
    Andrew

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  12. Jo, I’m sure: it’s never cheating to spell-check. Never — not in email, on blogs, in fiction… 🙂 Seriously, why not use any tool you have to hand?
    Mind you, spellcheckers aren’t perfect. They sometimes allow variants that I’d never accept, or questions older spellings that are perfectly valid, but as long as you remember they’re as susceptible to a “stet” as a copyeditor is supposed to be…
    Andrew

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