Writing Repair

Friend: I do like being busy and engaged in things so, so far so good. (hmmm… how would you punctuate that last phrase? I see a couple of ways, the way I have it but also:
… and engaged in things, so so far, so good
…and engaged in things so so far, so good 
but my first choice seems perhaps most logical; the double “so so” seems to demand separation, doesn’t it?
Joy: Or how about … and engaged in things; so far, so good? (I think “so far, so good” qualifies as a sentence.)
Friend: Interesting … with the semicolon, we could dispense with the first “so” since it was functioning as a conjunction, and the semicolon really does the work for it! Maybe you could start a blog or post a series on Facebook: “fixing broken sentences” or some such!
As a copy editor, I wish I had more friends who enjoy exchanges like the above, so I decided to follow this friend’s advice and start a blog on the subject: writing repair. If you have a tricky writing issue, be it verbiage, punctuation or formatting, please post it. I’ll be happy to respond, and I hope others will chime in with their opinions.

I’m also available for copy editing work; email joyeckel@gmail.com for a free sample edit and estimate.


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5 Responses to “Writing Repair”

  1. Pc Repair Free Says:

    Like it a lot!…

    I saw this really good post today.Thanks a million…

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  3. joyeckel Says:

    Glad you like it!

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