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Postby Rkcapps » Wed, 27 Jun 2018 8:01 pm

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Postby CageSage » Wed, 27 Jun 2018 8:10 pm

I like the rule: The Typographic Oath: first, do no harm. More editors should read that.
Text is endlessly editable, infinitely perfectible, and part of good judgement is knowing when to stop.

And the second rule should be for the writer: don't throw the reader out of the story just to find a dictionary. Give them shock or horror or another emotional or visceral blast, but not a frown at the word they don't know and the context doesn't let them skip past it.

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