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Confessions of the Editor Brigand [NOOK Book]

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Zhanna—a grammarian, compulsive spellchecker, and young copy editor—simmers when her expert redlines are questioned. As her agitation grows, she makes editorial corrections outside the publishing house. On a lunch break, she confronts the cashier about quotation marks indicating “free” coffee and finally abolishes them from the chalkboard herself. She broods about careless writing and the death of language. Sometimes she feels like a dangling modifier. Clearly, she needs a ...

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Confessions of the Editor Brigand

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Overview

Zhanna—a grammarian, compulsive spellchecker, and young copy editor—simmers when her expert redlines are questioned. As her agitation grows, she makes editorial corrections outside the publishing house. On a lunch break, she confronts the cashier about quotation marks indicating “free” coffee and finally abolishes them from the chalkboard herself. She broods about careless writing and the death of language. Sometimes she feels like a dangling modifier. Clearly, she needs a break.
Confessions of the Editor Brigand chronicles Zhanna’s obsession. For six weeks, she travels from one town to the next, visiting her close-knit group of girlfriends but soon discovering that even a good vacation needs an editor.
Clad in black, Zhanna becomes the ultimate grammar guardian, the Editor Brigand, scouring the streets for misspellings and bad grammar. When a friend suggests the dating website, Assisted Kismet, as a distraction, Zhanna combs it for someone whose profile isn’t ridden with misspellings, or just ludicrous.
In the end, Zhanna’s enthusiastic love of language brings her friends closer together, and she finally realizes, though love and billboards may be imperfect, you have to find the balance between demanding excellence and risking your life to create it.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044275508
  • Publisher: Cori Nicole Smith
  • Publication date: 1/24/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 378 KB

Meet the Author

CORI NICOLE SMITH holds BAs in both English and biology and an MA in English from West Virginia University. Her written works include the Martina Mackenzie series, of which 4 novels have been written (middle grade), Confessions of the Editor Brigand (adult), and The Knight and the Ninjas (children's epic poem).Cori's manuscript for Martina Mackenzie: The Diana's Eye was a semi-finalist, ranked in the top 100 submissions, in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest in 2008. She edited the novel Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet (authored by Dr. Shellie Hipsky), based on interviews from the radio show of the same name.Since October of 2005, Cori has worked as a technical writer and editor while writing and polishing her novels. When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing piano, salsa dancing, and working on various crafts. She performed as a singer/dancer for a cabaret-style dinner theater performance fundraiser for the Homeless Children's Education Fund in October 2010 and helps out with other fundraising activities for the charity. In fall 2009, she was an extra in the movie Love and Other Drugs.Some of Cori's favorite literary works are Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Wilkie Collins's No Name, Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, and Edgar Allan Poe's short stories.She and her husband and daughter reside in Washington, Pa., a short distance from Bridgeport, W.Va., where she grew up.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Zhanna's obsession with gramm

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Zhanna's obsession with grammar is relatable (as one who is a grammar Nazi) and her life experiences keep the book quirky and exciting. Great, great read.

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