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Hypothetical question about editing a friend's writing.


Let's say a friend of yours is self publishing their book and they are one more step away from a final product. You know they are going to publish it, and yet they ask you to read it in the hopes of finding some last minute quick fixes. As you read it, however, you discover that their book is nowhere near completion. It's overwhelmed with spelling, grammatical and story errors that are unforgivable for a book this far along. Do you risk the friendship and tell them the truth to spare them embarrassment, or do you go easy on it to spare their feelings?

 

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    Carolee Samuda (Cardisa) 4 years ago

    Totally in agreement here. I would never really forgive my friend if he let me publish a book like that.

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