Listen to the very funny Craig Fay’s take on the tedious grammatical choice of using former and later.
“I’ll get it but it’s going to take me a while. There is no indication that I had to remember the order in which you presented things until the very last word in the sentence.”
There’s more. You have to listen. Start at 24:10 to hear just this segment.
Roundup of the week’s editing posts
Louise Harnby’s weekly roundup is stellar this week. So many great articles on editing. There’s a post on using Scrivener writing software, and another on Presenting a clean manuscript. Go, there’s 11 more — including my RAPB podcast.