Jessica Norrie with a post that encourages us to embrace the Eds in our Eds. Eds come in different guises including structural Eds and Grammar Eds.. and then there is the Eds that mess with our Eds.. I suggest that you head over to her post to read and digest. I have banished my Eds for the weekend even when reading books as I have had one too many ellipses today already.
…or more correctly her* multiple personalities, Copy Ed, Structural Ed and Picture Ed. They work as a team although as in all teams not all of them are always fit to participate.Sometimes they’re benign, and can’t find much wrong. That’s not such good news as it sounds – it only means they’re having an off day or they’ve lost their specs. They’ll find plenty to mutter about next time they look.
*You thought Ed was a man didn’t you? Ha! Ed is short for Edwina.
Sometimes their advice is straightforward. With an airy swipe Structural Ed points out the end of a paragraph would be better at the beginning, (or indeed the start of the book better at the end). Or not there at all. They monitor my daily allowance of telling not showing, telling me to dramatize more or change everything to dialogue. I love interior monologue, but neither Copy Ed or Structural Ed agree with me on…
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