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14 July 2006 @ 09:07 am
As I have volunteered to beta for dare_challenge, I felt it prudent to update with an entry that shows that, while I might not use them, I DO know proper grammar rules.

My qualifications. I was an english major. (though, admittingly, did not finish school) I am a voracious reader. My mother was an English major. My best friend was an English major and is now a teacher (English teacher if you need clarification). My sister is a writer and i am constantly proofreading/editing her work. I have several other friends that I edit for, with varying degrees of feedback.

I will readily admit to being overly fond of commas. I tend to use too many. Mostly, this is for dramatic or comedic purposes. I am not overly stringent of grammar rules on lj. I am occasionally guilty of ending sentences in a preposition and other no-nos. However, I feel that most writing (ie: writing for fun, not for a thesis paper) should sound like people talk. ESPECIALLY DIALOUGE. I will ALWAYS catch wrong usages of words (your vs you're for one example). I don't spell the best which is why I am a HUGE proponent of spell check. However, I can usually tell when a word is spelled incorrectly.

I tend to be very blunt with feedback and while my friends and family are used to this, I will strive to use more tact with dealing with people I don't know. Just let me know how much tact is required (that tends to vary depending on age and/or experience.)

I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you.

Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: justify my love - madonna
she's sick from chlorine but she'll never be cleansoftest_fire on July 14th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
i should have you edit or proofread my three novels in progress... i know theres a website where you can post your work online.. anyway.. lemme know if youre interested and what your rates are ok?
p.s. did you get my email about that guy?
queenie b: so me it hurtsbluebirdgirl on July 14th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
yes i did. i remembered what you had said about him once you mentioned to me whose brother he is. i will send you his messages to me hopefully this weekend.( <-----example of how not to phrase a sentence) did you get my email? i sent it yesterday to your earthlink account.

i would be happy to proofread/edit for you. i love your writing. rates? i guess it would depend on how much feedback vs. editing you wanted, amount of involvement. basically the amount of time i would spend on it. however, you being who you are, i think i might be able to cut you a deal ;)

let me know if you are interested. i will be online tonight after six oclock if you wanna chat on yahoo.

love you more than my kate spade purse (and its real purdy)
she's sick from chlorine but she'll never be cleansoftest_fire on July 15th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
ooo try to send the messages tonight... cos we're leaving for san diego sunday thru thursday... and my new name on yahoo is 'thsoftestfire' ill check now to see if you are online ok

love love
illuminesce on July 14th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oooh, exciting. :o

:3 *cheers you on!* Have fun and write well! :3
queenie b: literary lolsbluebirdgirl on July 16th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)

i will NOT be writing. that would be...NOT good. i am just editing ACTUAL writers work. since i can't do it myself and all.

but thanks for the encouragement nevertheless.
illuminesce on July 17th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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Ooooooooh. :O Aha. A misunderstanding.

XD I bet you could write.