What’s in RED is the work of the copyeditor.
Now go look.
I’ve railed about the dying dinosaurs of print and other such things, but I will never, ever say anything bad about copyeditors (though I almost did).
A copyeditor will turn the kind of stream-of-madness dreck I write here into something sensible (well, OK, my stream-of-madness fiction — this stuff is really beyond help!).
Every writer needs a copyeditor. Amateurs don’t see the need.
As I was finishing this post, Nick tweeted me: “I hope you say that’s the blood of the saints on those pages …”
Yes. Copyeditors are saints! Aptly put.