Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NOTES FROM MY COPYEDITOR PART 2

RACHELLE MANDIK has this to say in the manuscript of BOOK 2:

"I am lowercasing mole-men throughout, per its use in AOME. Hope that's OK!"

RACHELLE IS CRUEL, but fair.

That is all.

12 comments:

ramona said...

Does she think that "Hope that's OK!" will alleviate this egregious slight to the mole-men? I assure her it will not and fear for her safety...

Also not ok — lack of curly quotes.

Glenn Peters said...

Perhaps she can resolve the long-standing Teatime vs. Teattime debate.

In the meanwhile, remember: no messages!

I must now return to my voting. I shall vote hook in spirit, even if I am not allowed to by law.

Ryan said...

This is unbearable! I feel insulted on behalf of the Mole Men.

Laura Jean said...

The Badger Men are taking notes.

Randall said...

Armies of Middle Earth? (AOME)

certifiedprepwn3d said...

It is not inhumane when "human" or "man" or "woman" is uncapitalized - seems analogous to me. You would capitalize it some circumstances, such as "Are you Mole-men, or are you mice?" or "Mole-man and Super-mole-man", the version of the Shaw play where they leave off the first three acts and just do the underground bit.

certifiedprepwn3d said...

Oh, and @Glenn Peters. That is entirely contextual. It depends on what you are drinking and whether you are using a cup. Cheeky man.

Hugh Lafferty said...

I have spoken with the Mole-men (they come up to talk to me whenever I march around our Rhododendron garden in my Superman cape) and they inform me that, because of Who You Are, the generic usage is permitted.

Thank you for your help.

Gayle And Don said...

Ancient Order of Molemen Eternal?

Jim said...

Hmm...

Who's the literary agent now, Hodg-man? Meet the invisible fist of publishing.

PScript> AOME == All of My Errors?

PPScript> Yes, I'm feeling snarky today.

Jacob Karnas said...

So, are you now too busy to update your blog? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO UPDATE YOUR BLOG?

McShowoff said...

Consistency over accuracy. Always.