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[QUOTE]Originally posted by T e x: [QB] [QUOTE]Originally posted by Munchkin Man: [qb] [QUOTE]Originally posted by T e x: [qb] Boy howdy! can't imagine the production editor's take on your third-person responses... not to mention your not knowing something so basic as [i]which, that[/i] usage... this editing project? online, or red-pencil? (btw, I didn't "try to convey": you needed to be told, and I told--you really should drop that passive-aggressive chit) anyhow, you're welcome...glad to be of service [/qb][/QUOTE]__________ Greetings Tex: Thank you for writing to the Munchkin Man once again. The Munchkin Man will do what you suggested and brush up on his use of "which" and "that." The Munchkin Man has a copy of "The Chicago Manual Of Style" and needs to refer to it more often. Even the Munchkin Man has room to improve. However, the American Disabilities Act prevents the Munchkin Man's editorial supervisors from taking any action against his Third Person Communicative Disorder (TPCD). On the other hand, you wouldn't believe all of the grammatical and spelling errors that show up in these textbook pages. Some of these authors write almost as badly as Mr. Bdgee. To answer your question, the Munchkin Man's latest project was a hard copy project. This means that the Munchkin Man got to write on the pages with a red pencil or pen. The Munchkin Man was also instructed to place a Post-It Note on the pages he marked on. By the way, can you recommend a brand name for a high quality red pen the Munchkin Man can use for these projects? The Munchkin Man bought several brands, and none of them were completely satisfactory. Most of them tended to smear. In any event, it sounds like you know a little bit about this line of work. If the Munchkin Man's memory is correct, you seemed to be a little skeptical when the Munchkin Man told you about a project that was sent to him on a series of disks a while back. This is what really happened. When the Munchkin Man first started doing this kind of work about two years ago, all of the Munchkin Man's assignments were done on his computer. The Munchkin Man had to go to the company's ftp site to retrieve and download the textbook materials. Then the Munchkin Man began receiving projects on disks just as he described. Most recently, the Munchkin Man's last two projects have been hard copy projects. This is now the Munchkin Man's favorite type of project. The Munchkin Man doesn't have to worry about his computer breaking down. The Munchkin Man appreciates the "portability" of this type of project. The Munchkin Man can take the hard copy pages to the library if the Munchkin Man feels like getting out of his tiny studio apartment. The Munchkin Man hopes to receive many future hard copy projects to come. Thanks again for writing to the Munchkin Man. Best Wishes, Munchkin Man [/qb][/QUOTE]"[b]In any event, it sounds like you know a little bit about this line of work. [/b]" DOH! lol, one more time...I'm one of the few who has worked the news desk at both major dailies in Dallas & Fort Worth; also was senior project editor at Harcourt College Publishing... You're asking about red pens: there's the standard little fine point...Flair? Sharpie? don't remember the brand name, but if you find a picture of it, I'll know it...a coupla the gel pens are OK, too... However, would that you were one of my freelancers, I'd ask you to stick with the ol' reliable Col-erase red, no. 2: I absolutely can't imagine how your "author queries" come across... :rolleyes: As far as which/that goes, that's merely rudimentary mechanics. Of course you need [i]Chicago,[/i] but you in particular should also keep Strunk & White within arm's reach at all hours... Jiminy Christmas...what a world g'luck, munchie... [/QB][/QUOTE]
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