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

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Wed Sep 16 01:30:54 BST 2015


On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 05:07:42PM -0400, Matthew George wrote:
> I vote for leaving the texts as they are, because the authorial voice
> changes over time (not the same thing as improving, note, although that is
> often parallel), and this simulates Miles' perspective altering.
> 
> Also, it makes it a terrible pain for people studying how your writing
> style altered with time and experience if you go back and revise all the
> early evidence into late-Bujoldian.
> 
> Matt "I'll never forgive Diane Duane" G.

But just think of all the literary theses that can be written
on the text-studies of multiple editions, especially once
comparator software becomes available ;)


Tony Z

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