[LMB] late-series copy-editing/copyediting/copy editing, was Character Study: Gregor - Job dissatisfaction

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Sep 6 22:24:06 BST 2015


On Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:19:30 -0700, Hilary Powers <hilary at powersedit.com>
wrote:

>On 9/6/2015 8:56 AM, Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, September 6, 2015 8:49 am, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>>> The next is more of a puzzle, where Miles is describing, not
>>> terribly accurately, his mother's military career in the Pretendership to
>>> Cavilo, and there are all sorts of Watsonian
>>> reasons he might have things scrambled.  Thoughts?
>>
>> Leave as is.  As you say, there are lots of Watsonian reasons for it.
>
>Absolutely. Truth is valuable; Miles has no reason whatsoever to share 
>it with Cavilo, and at that stage of his life no hesitation about lying 
>his ass off whenever convenient. What he said worked. Please leave it 

Miles has such respect for the truth that he doesn't squander it
needlessly on the undeserving.


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