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Old 10-03-2010, 04:07 AM   #1
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looking for a post from a few days ago..

... and I just can't find it. It was about editing out certain words in a story, such as 'suddenly', 'slowly' etc...

I wanted to save that post, since I'm doing a proofreading and editing course.

Can anyone help? Yes, I have tried to search...
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:12 AM   #2
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If you can remember a member who posted in it, maybe you could try searching that member's posts?
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:16 AM   #3
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Lene, was it using a particular program to do the edit?

Do you know what forum it was in?

How about any members who responded?
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:19 AM   #4
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No, unfortunately I don't know any more than what I said... I've tried searching for a few people I thought might have written it, but no luck... I've spend an hour trying to find it...

I think the person was commenting on a story, and suggested the author remove these ?adverbs (I really don't know what they're called.. )
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:26 AM   #5
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Do you think it is the one below?

Would you keep reading?
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:12 AM   #6
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No... it was only a couple of days ago... I just wish I could remember what the book was called - then I could look up the author...

Hopefully the person (a professional editor, I think) will come on sometime in the near future...

Thanks for your time trying to find it...
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:49 AM   #7
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I've just found something, which explains it just like the post I wanted to save...

http://www.users.qwest.net/~yarnspnr...bs/adverbs.htm
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:10 AM   #8
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I am glad you found something, lene. I kept looking and trying to remember members who were editors. rhadin is one member that I know is an editor. neilmarr is another.
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Do you have "history" set on your browser for more than a day or so.

You can try looking through the mobileread entries up to (say) 1 week ago ....

[my browsing history is set for 'at least 5 days' and I have discovered it goes back 6 months !]
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