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Would you edit a manuscript, or any writing that made you feel uncomfortable reading it?


I need advice about a manuscript I am editing. The author's main character is a local gangster who is living a wild and debauched lifestyle. The sex scenes are so graphic, Larry Flynt would blush! Needless to say, most of the book is like that and I'm only midway through the editing process. I don't want to diminish the author's "voice," but the porn has to get toned down. But, I'm running a business and a deal's a deal. I want to know what any other writers would do in my situation?

 

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    Nancy Hinchliff (alekhouse) 3 years ago

    Excellent answer. This is exactly the road I would take.


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    Dana Ayres (kndashy41) 2 years ago

    Your answer seems extremely vague; however, I will answer it as best I can. (1), If I had no scruples, I wouldn't have inquired. (2) My first obligation is to my client, hence the dilemma of his voice vs. my opinion. (3) Self-love=heart. Ashe.


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    Dana Ayres (kndashy41) 3 years ago

    That's good advice. I'm gonna go through with the initial edits and ask if he needs me to do more. If not, then it's just a grammar clean-up.