What your editor goes through

So on not so good authority, this is totally what your editor (and beta-reader) goes through while editing your novel for the first time. Spare a somber thought for those who do it for free.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. This first line is insanely awesome! I believe anything can happen #lovelife



Oh dear shit just got real. But spelling and grammar mistakes aside – #notbadnotbad



Hang on. This is confusing as shit #blackhole



Why the hell is the vampire still in love with this boring girl who has only just finished school? #notreallife

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Still don’t get what’s happening #wtf



How many more lose ends will I find!? #oh



What?! Holy cow is that who the father is? Did not see that coming AT ALL #vader=father



Thank god that was only 65,000 words, please don’t ever write science fiction #thankf*&%



But seriously, why did you make me do it? #notforprofit



Remind me never to be an editor


41 thoughts

  1. As soon as I saw the title of your blog I knew that I was going to love it! Cats – tick. Chocolate – tick. Coffee – er..not so much, but hey, we can substitute that for tea! Fab post. Looking forward to following you 🙂

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    1. Awesome! I’m glad I found your post earlier! Yes coffee can be tea too! I’m actually a bit of a tea fanatic. I prefer green teas after lunch and coffees in the morning, bit to heavy otherwise!

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      1. I am a definite tea fanatic although I tend to stick with normal brews. I have the odd peppermint tea now and again but only drink coffee when I am reeeaaallly tired… Lol.

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      1. Yeah, I let my wife edit some of my writing. There were times she had to stop, come get me, and ask “wtf?” LOL! But then I just had to enlighten her as to my awesomeness and everything was a-ok! 😉

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  2. I love it! Love those cats. We have three of them. Love the name of your site. Really great. But, your sister is goanna go after you…

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    1. Yes indeed she will!! She still has no idea and I’m too chicken to tell her. Oh you have 3 cats!! How do you manage? My life is full of entertaining moments with just one of the little nuggets haha

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      1. They are family. They hang out with you and just love you. Thank God It’s not complicated like people. Keep up the good work. Love your cats. Watch out for that sister of yours when she finds out! I sure wouldn’t want to be the one who tells her…


  3. Very witty and like best comedy true. Looking back I’m glad I didn’t have anyone edit my trilogy it would have been on my conscience for the rest of my life (Oh the Humanity!)
    Well done you cats.

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  4. This is too funny! Yes, it is challenging work. Honestly though? So worth it. Helping someone to bring the potential of their story to full fruition is just plain awesome!

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    1. Yay an editor!! I’m so glad to hear your point of view, and that it’s worth it. 🙂 last one of my nine stages should have been a happy cat saying how much they enjoyed the process despite all the insanity! haha ☺️


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