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I make marks only if something is dead wrong or really hard to understand. Basically, they have to make all the corrections in the same space as what they’re changing. With proofreading, I try not to do too much in a day. I only have a few hours’ worth in me in a given day, if I want to stay accurate. When I start glossing over the text quickly, it’s time to put it down and go on to some other task. Or take a nap. English is the fourth most common language in the world, after Mandarin, Hindustani, and Spanish.
He came here (from New York, mind you, the city writers are supposed to move to, not from) with nothing and became a household word in several industries. So I’m at Skylight Books bookstore on Vermont Avenue in the trendy Los Feliz ’hood of LA, sitting in the back of about a hundred people gathered at the screenwriter’s feet. This kid, probably 19 or 20, raises his hand after the reading and cuts right to the cat, “Hi. ” I thought this was pretty funny, and it actually worked for him. It sort of worked for me, but it can be exceedingly bad advice.