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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Yes, it's a very big mistake and we will not tolerate it.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 19-Oct-2015 at 20:28.
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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Okay, thank you for your replying but I think emsr2d2 has two hands to type and reply.
    I asked her, so let her reply to me.
    Last edited by mqcaah; 19-Oct-2015 at 20:09.

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The double brackets around emsr2d2 are incorrect. No punctuation is needed around a person's name. You need to delete 'me' or put 'to' before it. One full stop is sufficient.
    You are so strict. As I know English is a flexible and playful language but you made it looks hard.

    What is wrong with two (()) around the name?

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post

    Question: why are you correcting capitalization? I know that some letters should be capitalized but when I write quickly, I don't care if it is C or S. It is not a big mistake.
    I know this might seem rather obvious, but if you spell a word differently you can easily wind up with a word that was not intended. Also, if you are going to publish a book (presumably to be read by people) how can you not want to get it right? As for getting paid to edit stuff, I wouldn't mind trying that.

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I know this might seem rather obvious, but if you spell a word differently you can easily wind up with a word that was not intended. Also, if you are going to publish a book (presumably to be read by people) how can you not want to get it right? As for getting paid to edit stuff, I wouldn't mind trying that.
    Okay, can we talk privet ?

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    This is a forum. You may have directed your question toward one particular person, but anybody who wants to may answer. We have different standards here than other places because this is a language forum. It is a good thing to develop good habits, don't you think?

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    Okay, can we talk privately?
    PM me if you like, but I can't make it here (the senior center) every day. If you want to see what I do you can look at my posts. (I am an obsessive-compulsive proofreader. Do you know what that is?)

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    You are so strict. As I know English is a flexible and playful language but you made it looks hard.

    What is wrong with two (()) around the name?
    English is a flexible language up to a point but it does have rules, as anyone learning it in a scholastic environment will soon discover. Playing fast and loose with those rules will find them failing exams. One of the primary aims of this site is to help students of English use the language correctly. If you don't like it, please feel free to go elsewhere.
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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    This is a forum. You may have directed your question toward one particular person, but anybody who wants to may answer. We have different standards here than other places because this is a language forum. It is a good thing to develop good habits, don't you think?
    I don't mind that but I want to hear the reply from emsr2d2, Is that also a big mistake?

    Anyway, I want to talk to you
    privately to discuss editing stuff.

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    Re: Help needed to edit stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    You are so strict. As I know English is a flexible and playful language, but you made it look hard.
    It's pretty clear to me that you need to develop better habits. But you have come to the right place for help with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by mqcaah View Post
    What is wrong with two (()) around the name?
    It's just that ((Tarheel)) is not my name. That's what's wrong with it.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 26-Oct-2015 at 20:44. Reason: change word

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