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This review is from: A Dangerous Woman (A Fay Cunningham Mystery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I kept being pulled out of a fairly enjoyable book by the desperate need of a copy editor. These were not just errors caused, perhaps, by transition to digital. These were poor English! Continual misuse of pronoun case, convoluted sentences, and sentences which seemed to go nowhere. A professional editor is certainly worth the price!
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Initial post: Aug 11, 2011 2:43:29 PM PDT
Avid Reader says:
I agree! I am not going to purchase anymore Kindle books where the reviews point to poor editing. If more people stop purchasing, perhaps someone will finally listen and FIX it!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 4:18:25 PM PST
WriterTeacher Reader says:
I agree. I appreciate the heads up on poorly edited work.
Posted on Dec 1, 2011 11:50:26 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
If there are genuine errors, then perhaps you should use the button further down the page that Amazon specifically provides for this.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012 10:15:53 AM PST
R. Larkin says:
Oh Nicole, thank you! I never realized that link was there.
Posted on Feb 14, 2014 9:24:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2014 9:26:16 PM PST
S. M. C. says:
Thank you! I agree. Here is an example of the kind of thing that makes me crazy.
"There were tears shed between Joe and I."
WRONG! It should read, "There were tears shed between Joe and ME."
Here's another one, "I'm going to heat Father and I soup." Would you say "I"m going to heat I soup?" Of course not. The rule doesn't change when you add another person.
Add to that, some poor sentence structure and I was done with this author.
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