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Taboo Tech editing update

Some reviewers pointed out several–ok, I confess that it was more than several–minor (but still annoying) mistakes they came across in Taboo Tech, so I collected them and asked my editor and publisher if it was too late to correct them since Taboo Tech had already been published, and I was allowed to do it, and so all the versions (epub, etc.) are updated, and I’m glad that I mentioned my editor’s patience on my Acknowledgments page!

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Taboo Tech update

I’m almost finished with my edits.  I came across some mistakes in spelling–not just typos. (I was careless.) I had a big dictionary on my desk slide-out shelf when working on my ms last night, and I even googled a few words. Interesting about stepsisters and step siblings. And I made other changes for various reasons. Btw, because I’ve been working on Taboo Tech for so long, the characters are roaming through my mind. Really. It’s a good thing I like them!

I’ve edited a lot of stories over the years, and I know you can keep doing it forever, and even then you’ll read the finished book and shriek and fall off your chair while clutching your hair and exclaiming–How could I miss that?! I read about one author–Max Brand, possibly–whose wife proofread his books so that the same number of men who rode into the canyon rode out again–assuming they weren’t shot.

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Taboo Tech update

I’ve been working on the story; putting characters, ships, and planets lists together. Oh, I forgot Snuggles! (He decided he wanted to be a dog; he chose the name, btw.) And I had to work on my dedication too. No acknowledgments needed for this book. (When working on Strike Three, I had a lot of help from people I knew online [remember the SF forums on AOL?], friends, and even my sister.)

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Taboo Tech update

I’m working with the editor on my ms, and the book is going to the artist shortly. I can’t wait to see the cover!

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The Naked Writer: I Hear an Echo

Tips for editing via The Naked Writer: I Hear an Echo

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October 14, 2018 · 4:32 pm