Posts filed under Editing

Marry Me, J. Nettles!

A note to Mr. Brown: I'm running away with J. Nettles and there's nothing you can do to stop me. He is my new favorite person. Call me Lisa Nettles and call it a day.



 Please click on that graphic to learn about J. Nettles. 

In a nutshell, he writes about editing with gusto. Best part ever: Everything---beginning right at his review title---about his otherwise-honest op-ed regarding the industry is bad... and then it gets worse. I love it so much.  It's among the things that make this country great. 

Call me, J. Nettles! Call me! 

Posted on April 23, 2013 and filed under Editing, Faux Pas, WTF?!?.

The Devil Wears Ice Skates

frozen hell

I'm on Facebook. 

You may gasp now. 

Please like me

God, I feel so vulnerable. 

Don't worry, you won't have to look at gobs of baby pics---it's my business page. But please like it anyway. 

I feel so vulnerable again

This "like me" stuff is challenging.

Posted on March 8, 2013 and filed under Announcements, Editing.

Happy National Grammar Day!

grammar time Though every day is a great day to write and speak well, today, March 4, be sure to bask in the wonder of words. 

Please don't use this day solely for error hunting or to bash others for their writing weaknesses. Instead, learn something new about English... share some killer grammar tips... geek out, man! 

drive slowly

Posted on March 4, 2013 and filed under Editing.

Fab Alert

Write drunk; edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway

I'm geeking out over prints from Illustrator Evan Robertson, featuring quotes from authors like Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway and more. Get them at his Etsy shop, Obvious State

Posted on July 10, 2012 and filed under Editing, Fab Alert.


Click here to view one of the best/worst editorial errors I've seen in a while.  That Auntie Chai was one ollllllld lady. 

Posted on July 5, 2011 and filed under Editing, Faux Pas.

"Rant" of the Day

Unnecessary quotation marks will likely remain high on the list of Things That Bug the Hell Out of Me 'til I'm dead and gone.  Found this gem at my corner bodega. 

"This" blogger wishes you would've "tried" harder in English "class." It's an eyesore, damn it. 

If you're like me, you'll be mortified-yet-fascinated here, at The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks.

Posted on June 5, 2011 and filed under Editing, Faux Pas, Rants/Raves.


Whilst taking a leisurely, holiday bicycle ride, I noticed this strange statement tagged on a portable toilet.  "Do nothing out of love."

I've a hunch author IMV was dumped or somehow otherwise had his/her heart bruised. 

I'm intrigued by the editing. What's up with the less it?

Problems + spray paint = that mess. 

Don't listen to crabby ol' IMV, dahling... do everything out of love. 

In fact, that's now today's credo: 

Do everything out of love


DJB told me just after posting that the less it is not, in fact, an editorial mark indicating omission, it's simply a shadow on a crease in the Porta-Potty wall; a design feature, if you will. 

Who includes ANY design features in a portable toilet? It's a stupid, sh*t-haulin', portable toilet... just let it be that. This totally nullifies my war with IMV. I am pissed about it. 

So, let's give that g.d. sage, IMV, credit for providing today's credo:  Do nothing less it out of love

All flowery with the "less it." Probably having Shakespearean fantasies right now. Sophist. 

I still don't like IMV. Nevah will! There, I said it. 

Posted on May 29, 2011 and filed under Credo, Editing, Faux Pas.

Ed. Note: Rapture = Judgement

Fabulista Kim B. just corrected me:  [12:16:48 PM] Kimberly B: fyi lol [12:17:00 PM] Kimberly B: may 21 was judgement day and october 21 is rapture

So, because my lazy ass refuses to go back and replace rapture with judgement in previous posts, just go ahead and tackle that task yourself, peeps. Gracias. 

And thanks to you, Kim... you eagle-eyed betch. This one goes out to you: Judgement Day, by D-Devils. It's quite possibly among the most ridiculous things I've witnessed all month. Does this actually qualify as entertainment? My thumb turneth downeth. Sorry, D-Devil fans, but I'm giving it the "oh, hell no" stamp. 


Posted on May 23, 2011 and filed under Editing.

Note to self...

Do not blog after midnight. 

Thanks for the early-morning messages informing me that sleepy Lisa botched the numbers on the Dubai suicide post so horribly, it seemed the man jumped UP to his death. When I re-read the post, I laughed so hard I nearly had a little accident. Almost didn't want to edit it. Alas, the Virgo in me refused to let that happen. 

It's fixed, you picky bitches. Heehee! 

Posted on May 11, 2011 and filed under Editing.

It's National Grammar Day!

It's not only a date, it's an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well and help others do the same.

Click here to check out The Huffington Post's hilarious photo compilation, The WORST Grammar Mistakes Ever.

Posted on March 3, 2011 and filed under Editing.