Two Quotes About Editing

Two good quotes about editing from the Chicago Manual of Style‘s monthly Q&A column for October:

The decision, like so many others in writing and editing, should not be made according to some idea of what is “correct”. Rather, it must be made according to what is logical and helpful.

And:

It’s good to remember that even nonsense can be grammatically correct.

Both old truths, but easy to lose sight of.

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