Romance Editing

crayon heartRomance editing is the topic of this episode — a very large market, if not the most lucrative, individually. Despite some breathlessness, it is entirely PG. So are the show notes. For more tips, watch for Wednesday’s post on Copyediting.com.

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What flubs do you watch for when editing romance stories? Know another surprising subgenre? (More surprising than dinosaur erotica?) Leave your comments below, or join the discussion over on Twitter.

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Resources for the romance editor:

  • Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • On Writing by Stephen King

Words often confused in romance:

  • chaise lounge / chaise longue
  • mantel / mantle
  • lathe / lave
  • pray / prey
  • pique / peek / peak
  • ravage / ravish
  • taut / taunt
  • venerable / vulnerable
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The image for this episode is by abbachi, used under CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

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