THANK YOU, LIESEL!
This woman is amazing because she puts up with me. When she took on me and my book I'm sure she didn't expect (a) that I knew nothing about grammar and (b) that I knew nothing about grammar!
You see, if I knew, during my formative school years, that I was to be a writer, I think I would have paid more attention while they taught pronouns and antecedents, gerunds, and passive voice. But for some reason, I thought I would have a career that involved making out with boys and skipping class. A+
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So, she patiently puts up with me. She kindly adds a
where I'm sure she wants to add something like:
or"What the hell is this mess? Your readers are expecting a mystery in English. What's with this gibberish of misplaced modifiers and incorrect subject-verb agreement."
"Why is your character buying coffee, you moron? You just had your character...in the LAST PARAGRAPH... in pyjamas...in bed...in her bedroom!"
"And stop using all those bloody ellipses!"
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So, to my lovely editor, I want to say this: