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Erin Brenner

The solution seems to be, then, to have a firm set of guidelines on what to edit and what to leave alone and to know how to use your tools!


I've been lucky to have a career that's spanned the era from manual typewriters and carbon paper to now, and I could never be persuaded to go back - but I was a better writer when I had to work more slowly and deliberately, I was a better editor when I had to do thoughtful markups with no "undo" key, and I was a better proofreader without the safety net of a spelling checker.

Thomas Shaw

That used to be the bain of my writing existence, correcting errors and generally being finicky. Took me quite a while to stop it.

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