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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2016-12-30 07:48 pm

I like editing

 Editing is hard work and time-consuming, but I'm realising that I miss it.

Working at retyping and tidying up Roy Dommett's longsword notes is surprisingly relaxing, in spite of the amount of concentration required.

Actually, maybe the concentration is why I find it relaxing...

Anyone got work that they need editing?  Doesn't necessarily have to be paid.

(One book I edited in the past was a biography of Margot Fonteyn and it was good to see the author, Ken Ludden, being interviewed as part of a recent programme on Margot by Darcy Bussell.  I like to think that his book helped to make people more aware of his relationship with Margot.)
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[personal profile] igenlode 2017-01-01 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I've got a circa 40,000-word Phantom of the Opera/Blake's 7 crossover fiction that's been hanging fire for a couple of years while I try to summon the energy to finish typing it (introductory prologue: https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10640572/1/Blue-Remembered-Hills )

But the mere effort of getting it out of manuscript (in the face of overwhelming fan apathy) seems so great these days that I'm not sure I have the courage for an actual editing job :-(