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Quotes About Proofreading

Quotes About Proofreading

1. It can never be too often repeated, that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest, and ourselves united. -Thomas Jefferson

2. Letting a project sit and coming back to it is just as important as working on it all the time. You need to come back to it with fresh eyes. – Jeff Lemire

3. A book’s never gonna be perfect, but then the Romans believed perfection angered the gods. – Melvyn Small

4. Self publishing’ is not as easy as it is portrayed! When you think you have finished your book, proof read, proof read again, and again, and again. Don’t believe it is ready until you have a hard copy proofed! – Phil Simpkin

5. I prate of ancient poets’ monstrous lies, Ne’er seen or now or then by human eyes. -Ovid Quotes

6. I should mention something that nobody ever thinks about, but proofreading takes a lot of time. After you write something, there are these proofs that keep coming, and there’s this panicky feeling that ‘This is me and I must make it better.’ – John Updike

7. In twenty-four years of proofreading, flocks of words flew into my head through the windows of my soul. Some of them stayed on and built nests in there. Why should I not speak like a poet, with a commonwealth of language at my disposal, constantly invigorated by new arrivals? – Rohinton Mistry

8. You look like shit. (Vane)Yeah, well, I wouldn’t date you either, asshole. (Fury) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

9. The writer’s ultimate purpose is to use his gifts to develop man’s awareness of himself so that he, man, can become a better instrument for living together with other men. This sense of identity is the root by which all honest creative effort is fed. -Jay Saunders Redding

10. one of the mugs, robin saw, read keep clam and proofread – Robert Galbraith

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11. you have not been / paying attention – Thom Yorke

12. I’d forgotten – perhaps preferred to forget – that I’d caved in to the interference of some copy-editor … somebody anonymous whose commitment to finding something wrong would not disgrace an Eastern European clerk. – Author: Ramsey Campbell

13. My first job, honestly, was as a proofreader. I say that a little disparagingly, but it actually was this sort of incredible thing, where I got this job proofreading for a cable television magazine. – Christine Vachon

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14. I work in my study, taking the collections of words that people send me and making small adjustments to them, changing something here and there, checking everything is in order and putting a part of myself into the text by introducing just a little bit of difference. (“Substitutions”) – Michael Marshall Smith

15 I think the biggest lesson that I take from ‘Avatar’ on any set that I go to is just work ethic. Working with Jim Cameron, you’re used to working very, very long days and you’re very meticulous about details. He’s very, very picky about little details, little character-isms and things. – Laz Alonso

16. Age protects love not, but love protects up to a certain degree before age. – Author: Jeanne Moreau

17. I couldn’t follow the events of September 11 because I was proofreading a novel I’d just completed – on Islam and its quarrel with the West – that I’d promised, six months earlier, to deliver to my editor on September 12, 2001. – Pico Iyer

18. I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. – Oscar Wilde

19. I really actually enjoy auditioning. – Elizabeth Olsen

20. Make sure you keep an inner state of flexibility, and are not tightly bound to your visions. -Kelly Martin

21. Muphry’s Law: “If you write anything criticising editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written. – Mary Norris

22. He was distinguished by a red eye that had hemorrhaged while proofreading unsolicited manuscripts. – Robert Klose

23. I have a very long pre-writing process where I’m jotting down ideas in a notebook and ripping out relevant newspaper articles – a long fact-finding mission. – Megan McCafferty

24. And last but not least, reflecting my feelings on proofreading … excuse any pages on my websites that have misspelled words or grammatical errors … I’m not a proofreader of any great merit. -Mark Twain

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25. My mother worked for a woman, Maria Ley-Piscator, who with her husband founded the Dramatic Workshop, which was connected to the New School. My mother did proofreading and typing and stuff or her, and as part of her payment, I was able to take acting classes there on Saturdays when I was 10. – Robert De Niro

26. I can hire out for editing, proofreading, formatting, and cover design, and those are fixed, sunk costs. Once those are paid, I can earn 70% on a self-pubbed ebook. -J.A. Konrath

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27. You’re never “keeping it real” with your lack of punctuation and proofreading, you’re keeping it unintelligible. -Austin Kleon

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28. You’ve got to be success minded. You’ve got to feel that things are coming your way when you’re out selling; otherwise, you won’t be able to sell anything. – Benjamin Jowett

29. I’ve been living with the minor second all my life and I finally found a way to handle it. – Morton Feldman


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