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Why blue ink for editing? And why Notability?

On 02, Jan 2013 | In Writing tips | By admin

I’ve been asked this question three times in the past two weeks.

“Why do you use a blue pen when you edit your galleys? It’s supposed to be red ink, right?”

No. Not traditionally. Three reasons.

  • First, red pens are a cliche and writers try to avoid cliches.
  • Second, red pens conjure the image of hard-nosed grammar teachers (or at least they do for me).

I respect grammar though proper grammar and good writing are hardly synonymous. They don’t always take each other to the dance. It all  depends on which band is playing.

  • But the third and most important reason for not using red ink is Read more…

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