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  1. Ronald FIschman
    Ronald FIschman February 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm | | Reply

    Yes, ma’am!! I just got done on a first pass, in my new job with a boutique publisher, trashing a theological book that sported 1,087 ellipses!!! I got carpal tunnel just highlighting all those, and I’m not even thinking about revising until I get conference with this guy and find out whether I can work with him.

    1. crysnia
      crysnia February 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm | | Reply

      I can’t imagine having to wade through 1,087 ellipses!! You deserve a sainthood for that or at the very least a donut.

      It just makes me want to pull out my hair! XD I understand if you are posting on facebook or google plus or writing a blog or something like that. It is still informal. Ellipsis away! But once you decide that you are going to sell me a book, put your professional pants on XD

  2. halgreenberg
    halgreenberg February 9, 2013 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    I will have to keep this in mind. :-)

  3. DED
    DED February 9, 2013 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    Erin, I’ve seen this a lot too. And I’ve made recommendations to authors that they cut back.

    Would you consider cross-posting this over at Podler?

    1. crysnia
      crysnia February 9, 2013 at 10:55 am | | Reply

      Yeah. I don’t mind cross-posting it. When do you want it up?

      1. DED
        DED February 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm | | Reply

        Whenever it’s convenient for you. :)

        1. crysnia
          crysnia February 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm | | Reply

          Done

  4. DED
    DED February 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | | Reply

    Thanks!

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