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A Writer’s Nightmare

To my audience:


The following email was sent to me by a client and it serves as my final blog post.


From: Rogustus Wright

To: Erika M. Weinert

Date: March 31, 2021


Dear Erika,

As I stamped the last letter of my draft manuscript onto pristine stationery using my manual Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, I realized the time had come for an editor to review said fiction.


I needed someone to peruse the draft, prune grammatical errors, and polish the

narrative so the magic could shine through in all its fictional glory. However, I did not

need just any editor, mind you—I needed my editor. And so, I sent you an email

posthaste.


But what happened next was a shock of unimaginable proportions—you told me you

closed your business and joined the circus!


Uh, what?


In what I thought was a rather impersonal response, I received the following out-of-office

reply: "To whom it may concern, I joined the circus. I am done with words and

would prefer to apply my sharp mind to the antics and oddities of a Big-Top cavalcade.

Cheers!"



(Of course, I am going to receive it a second time when I send you this letter, so now I

just feel stupid. But I have digressed...)


I was gobsmacked.


So, as the helplessness began to set in, I sat down and puzzled...


and puzzled...


and puzzled some more.


Then, in a fleeting moment of clarity, I realized I did not need an editor! Why? Well,

simply because...

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IT'S APRIL FOOLS' DAY!!!


'Twas nothing more than bunkum and balderdash, dear reader, in the spirit of a yearly

tradition!


But in all seriousness, the work of an editor is no joke.


And since The Werd Nerd is still, in fact, open and operating under Erika's expertise, it

would behoove you to keep her in mind as an editor for your writing projects. Because as

a fellow wordsmith, I can say it is easy for errors and inconsistencies to fall betwixt the

cracks, thereby, preventing a decent tale from becoming an epic adventure.


At the very least, a lack of editing can create errors that are no friend to a business.


So, give her portfolio a glance—no fire eating required—because you never know when

your writing will need a trained eye and trusted mind.


Sincerely,

Rogustus Wright

















www.blendfamilystorytelling.com


Still on the fence about the value of an editor? Well, here are 20 grammatical gaffes that an editor would have caught, errors that certainly ruffled the feathers of readers and

business owners alike.

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