I’m going to geek out here for a minute, so I’ll beg your indulgence.
I’ve been going cross-eyed while editing the Haythen Construction Series. My brain definitely leans toward story-telling and away from things like apostrophes and not overusing my ‘buts’. Seriously, the number of wayward apostrophes when I type is unreal. Some day I’ll learn that all words ending in “S” aren’t possessive.
I blame it on my lack of typing skills and excellent muscle memory.
Apparently, I’m a bit of a dinosaur. Back when I went to university, they talked about the ‘Information Highway’ that was coming. They were just beginning to refer to it as the ‘World Wide Web’. At the time, only big business and the military had access. It wasn’t necessary for me to learn how to type because it was expected that I would have a secretary. I know you’re picturing a gorgeous hulk of a man sitting outside my office, waiting for my every beck and call… and there goes my imagination, add another plot to the to-write pile 🙂
Anyway, to combat my lack of copy-editing prowess, I gave in and purchased the full version of a program called ProWritingAid. It highlights all of my errors, including those pesky apostrophes. It’s making the editing process go so much smoother which means I won’t be likely to have my typos make you question my grasp of the English Language. YIPPEE!
If I have a pet peeve, it’s noticing silly errors when reading, someone else’s work.
So I beg of you, if you read something I’ve written and see an error. Send me an email, let me know so I can fix it.