Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rant & Rave Vlog: Take a Closer Look

SQEEEEE! First ever vlog!
Epic right?!

So disregard that I filmed the entire thing on my works company camera...yes a Sony Cyber-Shot. Not bad huh?

Anyways, this is just something that I had to get off my chest. Was it in NO way meant to hurt feelings, but it's just me being honest. Here you guys go!

(sorry the quality sucks, that I look like death warmed-over, and all the hand motions)


Andrea said...

Great job! Your passion for grammar show.

www.RachaelWade.com said...

Oh, you are hitting on the exact stigma that every indie author has to face and fight on a daily basis. Unfortunately, poor editing and grammar is what gives most of us a bad rap! And while every book can't be 100% perfect, it needs to be treated like every other professionally printed book out there on the shelves--even more so, I think. The manuscript NEEDS to go through critique groups, a beta reader or two, friends, and finally it needs a professional edit. I don't care how good you think you are. It needs an unbiased fresh set of eyes. I commend you for pushing through some works that are so messy. I try sometimes but end up having to put the book down and can't finish it because I cringe at some of the stuff I see. So sad. :( Great rant!

Taking it One Book at a Time said...

Thanks guys!

@Rachel - this is the reason right here why I'm starting to do freelance copy editing & BETA. I want these authors to succeed, but sometimes you have to say, 'look, that part needs to be cut', or, 'might want to explain a little more'. It's just frustrating because with all the potential they have, it's a shame that people aren't paying closer attention to things.