Best copyediting note of the night

Pity the copyeditor of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides. I don't think he knew what he was getting into when he agreed to copyedit a book about weddings:

  ****WHOA. UH. HMMM. I'M ALL FOR ASS-FUCKING REFERENCES, BUT THIS SORTA COMES OUT OF NOWHERE … ***

This made me laugh until I almost started crying.

Trust me: the reference makes perfect sense in context, so I chose to STET the edit.

Which means that yes, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides is probably the only wedding book on the market that mentions ass-fucking.

  1. Dude, where's the Amazon pre-order link already? (Not that I'm ever getting married ever, but that's beside thep oint.)

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  2. Wow. I thought I'd been to a couple of non-traditional weddings myself, but where can I get an invite to THAT one??

    :P

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  3. use of the word "ass-fucking" on your book jacket: that's huge marketing advantage right there, although it might keep you out off Barnes & Noble's "new books" table.

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