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29 December 2005 @ 09:00 pm
Editing, Resolutions and General Babbling  
I never really realized it, but I get a kick out of editing. I'm not really good at it. My grammar and spelling are decent but could stand improvement, but I think I have a good eye for misspellings and inconsistencies. Anyway, it's really fun to work on my own writing when someone has gone through and told me what my strong points and weak points are, and where I just make no sense.

Sometimes when I look back at things I've written, I mean months have passed, and I read over a paper and wonder what I was thinking. My biggest problem is making leaps of logic that, with an explanation make sense, but not putting in that explanation because I know what I'm talking about. After spending so much time thinking about a subject I know what I'm trying to say and how everything connects, and I just want to get to that next point.

One of my professors was commenting on how, for the longest time, she thought that college students lacked the ability to connect their thoughts, to make smooth transitions. However, after talking to students, she realized that the transitions were there in their minds, they just never seemed to make it into the paper.

My point? Nothing really. I was just having fun working on a story, I guess. :)

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Slap stupid people in the head.

Get your resolution here

Aja: ~twitchimayb1 on December 30th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
I love editing. I think if it was my profession, I would not love it as much as I do. I typically correct errors and uncorrected errors make me twitch-- especially grammatical errors on national marketing campaigns and national news.

I know what you mean about leaps of logic. I figure the writer knows what s/he meant but I can't always put it together when I read. Sometimes, when I'm writing and spelling it out, I wonder if I'm being too obvious.

Dangerous resolution: Slapping stupid people in the head. That's a lot of slapping! ;]
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on January 1st, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
My favorite spelling error was the Christmas play program that spelled Christmas, Crhistmas, and that no one seemed to notice.

Being too obvious is a problem too. Especially when you're trying to have some mystery in your writing and you want to explain or call attention to a fact or detail, but you don't want to put a 'this is important' sign on it.

My hand's going to be sore! ;)