I’m doing a final edit. And I have to share this editing hack I made up: Every time I jump around checking for continuity errors, I type the word bookmark at the place I want to come back to. Then instead of having to scroll around looking for where I left off, I just do a Find on the word bookmark, and I’m taken to where I need to be.
Of course, if you’re writing a book about bookmarks, you might want to use the word zygote instead. Or watershed. Maybe hillbilly.
And one more editing note — I love the word "STET" so much. It’s an editing mark, Latin for "let it stand." I love the way it looks, the way it sounds. I think it would make a good tattoo. Of course, I’m not letting things stand right now; I’m tweaking and fixing them like mad. But in general it’s good practice, I think.
One final thought: Putting a Canadian sticker on the front of your MacBook makes very nice Canadians come up and talk to you. I heart Canada and her people.
Back at it, then.
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