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kleinbl00  ·  1027 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your daily dose of schadenfreude: the editors notes on Yiannopoulos' canceled book

Those of us who have edited screenplays for friends, for acquaintances, for business contacts and for money recognized every.single.line.

What I usually do? I write out my line-by-line gripes and if they're useful, I include them. If they're harsh enough that I think they might crush the person on the receiving end, I don't. Either way, I give them a nice 1500-2000 word summary of the strengths and weaknesses.

But if you're trying to whip a manuscript into shape, the line-by-line shit is all that matters.