Beware – Someone is Always Watching

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And may God have mercy on your soul if you make this blunder in your manuscript or query letter.

6 Responses to Beware – Someone is Always Watching

  1. ericjbaker says:

    I wonder if their are other homophonic mistakes you often see. Or are you more likely to encounter a sentence that is rendered in an awkwardly passive manner just so the writer can make a dumb joke?

  2. Hayden says:

    Reblogged this on Hayden Thorne and commented:
    It’s probably worse with teachers who read stuff online. How I imagine things to unfold: there’s that eye twitch that starts out pretty subtly and gets progressively worse till half of the face is frozen in a permanent contortion. Then comes the garbled cry: “WTF – apostrophe abuse! That’s apostrophe abuse!” For the luckless, helpless teacher, the torch-bearing mob of the internet takes care of everything pretty thoroughly, and cosmic balance is restored. XD Oh, and content and line editors as well, bless them. Post script: apostrophe abuse is my biggest pet peeve, immediately followed by the use of “drug” as the simple past tense of “drag”. And “could / would of” instead of “could / would have”…

  3. Har har, Eric. I’m the first one with a hearty laugh…except when it comes to query letters. Then I’m an old hag with a bloody red editing pen and zero sense of humor.

  4. Val says:

    Lynn, I can’t picture you as a hag! A tired, frustrated editor, maybe, but not a hag. Hags are ugly! : )

  5. Bless ye, Val. No, I’m not a hag, nor am I tired or frustrated (oddly enough). I love my job, but I can be hell on wheels with my bloody red editing pen.

  6. Val says:

    Good 2 no. Just kidding! I know when no is no and I know when it is know! : )

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