Best copyediting note of the night #Site News#Offbeat Bride the book June 5 2006 | Ariel arielmstallings 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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS STET NEXT My first book: completed Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Dude, where's the Amazon pre-order link already? (Not that I'm ever getting married ever, but that's beside thep oint.) Reply Wow. I thought I'd been to a couple of non-traditional weddings myself, but where can I get an invite to THAT one?? 😛 Reply 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. Reply Well that's a relief! Reply Is that why I'm divorced? Reply Darn it. That's why I'm not engaged yet, I'll wager. Pardon me while I go lube shopping… Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.