Category Archives: Editing

Writing and a Ball Pen


Over the past couple of weeks, when I haven’t been conveying kids to swimming, netball and such things,  I have been very involved with writing — someone else’s. My novel way of earning a living has had me glued to … Continue reading

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Off Broadway, New York – Behind the Random Denominator


What, you may ask with tears in your baby-blue eyes, does this have to do with me? Well, if you happen to be in The Big Apple on 19th September, do try to see the performance.  I edited the manuscript for submission.  … Continue reading

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In Which I Catch Another Attack of Synchronicity


  On 4th September I was editing a book from an overseas writer who has chosen to set a key scene in my hometown-of-youth, Knysna. I was quite amused at the leap from London to there, of all places. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Haughty and Cultural in a Small Way


 I have had my normal life (not that I ever have one of those!) disrupted since Thursday, and this will continue until 17h00 tomorrow. On Thursday, after kid collection, I had to load various things we needed for the Durban … Continue reading

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Adverbs used real awful


To use the proper adverbial form It seems, sad, that is no longer the norm – For the ‘-ly’ one must sparing place So now, one’s finding requests to, ‘Come quick!’ Which makes me increasing feel a bit sick It … Continue reading

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Well-composed portraits, rushed edits, and Bella Italia


I have been haunting our post box daily for over two months waiting for a parcel slip for something sent by airmail from Estonia, and could hardly contain my surprise when it finally arrived.  Presumably, after reaching Johannesburg in two days, it … Continue reading

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A Really Awful policy decision on whether to use any more anymore.


On the building scene – a front door which, to be upfront, caused affront.  I think that the lintel was cut a teensy weensy bit too short, don’t you agree? Anyway, let us now turn to things less concrete.  A building exercise … Continue reading

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