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I have a BA Hons degree in typographic design and Masters degree in business administration. I worked in the publishing industry for 30 years as a setter, copy editor and proof reader, before moving into management. Now semi-retired.

My main interest areas are cookery, cricket, and reading/writing.


Dec
23
revised Correct word for “Pulling some one into work, with continuous effort”?
added 41 characters in body
Dec
23
answered Correct word for “Pulling some one into work, with continuous effort”?
Dec
19
answered Please help me re-word this sentence
Dec
18
comment Are music lyrics copyrighted?
Fair use is country-centric. You are assuming (as most people appear to) that the OP is referring to copyright in the USA. That may not be the case and it would not cover copyright issues in other countries. Fair use is mostly prevalent in the USA, it is not necessarily prevalent elsewhere and to give advice based on fair use may be misleading, hence my comment to ignore for profit.
Dec
16
reviewed Reviewed How long should it take to write 100k words?
Dec
15
revised Text referencing protected, trademarked™ and copyrighted© names, what is the correct procedure?
Cleaned up, corrected sense and inserted correct symbols
Dec
15
awarded  Commentator
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed How to write realistic female dialogue
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed How many errors per page volume is typically “okay” in a book?
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed Text referencing protected, trademarked™ and copyrighted© names, what is the correct procedure?
Dec
15
comment Text referencing protected, trademarked™ and copyrighted© names, what is the correct procedure?
There's a simplified guide to this here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Trademarks
Dec
15
suggested suggested edit on Text referencing protected, trademarked™ and copyrighted© names, what is the correct procedure?
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed combining sentences
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed Do most novels not get published?
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed What does active voice mean?
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed The “Rules” of Writing
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Dec
15
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Adding double spaces after a full point is redundancy left over from manual typewriter days. When preparing text for publishing all those double spaces have to be removed. In my early days in the publishing industry that person was often me! They're not needed, all you're doing is creating work for someone else, work someone has to pay for. Don't use them.
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed How does one write a character smarter than oneself?