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Are you addicted to copy editing?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Earlier today, the upstairs dog got a hold of my MP3 player and chewed all the controls off, lovely little mutt that she is. I've been fortunate with my Shep. He's neither a chewer, nor a digger.

    So Leanne, my neighbour, landlord and friend, bought me a new player. But I've had to re-download a lot of songs.

    Here I sit, copy editing the song titles and properties. Because God forbid an 'of' or a 'the' should be capitalized or a contraction should appear on my screen without its apostrophe in place.

    I'm ill. I need help.
  2. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    I'm the exact same way...I feel your pain.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So you're back in town then...
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Exact same is redundant.
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I <3 spnited.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    But I am not addicted to copy editing (as my typing sometimes shows)
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I'm addicted to writing, not copyediting.

    I feel your pain, though. It's hard to turn this job off.
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I'm getting back into writing ... difference now is I make time to write for myself.
  10. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    I'm the same way. I feel your pain.

    Better? :D
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Also, a good change from the ellipses to the period.

    Now, about that "I feel your pain" cliche ...
  12. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    2nd-ld writethru:
    I'm the same way. I can relate to your problem.
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