Hi-ho the derio, a-editing we will go!
My goodness! Darc and I have been editing for what seems like days. I’m pretty sure he mentioned on his blog that he’d received the proofs for his latest SSRLP, or Slurp, as we’ve come to call them. (Super-Secret Real Life Project) Only trouble is, instead of doing final proof-reading, the edits were done so … I believe intrusively is the word they used, that we have to edit the edits. It’s a technical manual, and why the copy editing team inserted their own thoughts and wording into the text is beyond us. It’s frustrating and time-consuming and the deadline is fast approaching. Don’t get me wrong – I love editing, and I love helping my husband even more, but having to correct changes that never should have been made in the 1st place makes me feel a little harried. Want an example? To give you an idea, wording like, “the requested resource,” was inexplicably and arbitrarily changed to, “the resource that the request is being made of.” I never thought I’d get so familiar with proofreader’s symbols.
Heh, I wonder how much I could charge if I did this for others?
I have decided I adore Microsoft’s OneNote program. I’ve been using a notebook, a real life wired notebook, to jot down my thoughts and ideas for a few years now. I walk around the house with it and it gets kind of cumbersome. But OneNote lets me keep that notebook, as many as I want or can imagine, all in one place. I can use whatever font or color I want to write it, I can even use a free-write type of thing using the mouse like a pen. So I can draw like in Paint. I can put in pictures, links, copy articles – because you know me, I went and found a Firefox add-on to add things to my OneNote notebooks. You didn’t seriously doubt that I would, did you? No more multiple files cluttering up the My Documents folder. I feel like if I could have designed a program that was totally me, it would be this one. It rocks, in super-stereophonic sound. In THX even.
And how was your weekend? Or are you still on it? Happy President’s Day.