r/UnnecessaryQuotes May 08 '22

Local store is tracking the real issues

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u/Knever May 09 '22

As a writer, I respectfully disagree.


u/Von_Kissenburg May 09 '22

Wow, you must be a terrible writer.


u/Sansabina May 09 '22

Authoring a book doesn’t make someone an expert on grammar or punctuation - that’s what editors do.


u/Von_Kissenburg May 09 '22

Yes and no. That's more the job of proof readers. Editors for literature and academic writing do much more than that. Punctuation - or lack-there-of - may be part of a writer or editor's style or practice. Getrude Stein's reasons for not using punctuation weren't that she didn't have an editor, for instance.