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There's a certain joy in not doing this face-to-face. For one, I don't have to leave my apartment and I have the quiet company of my goldfish and my goldfish alone. (I don't like people, which is why I love books. You can understand that.) For another, I don't have to see your presumably crestfallen and injured attitude when I tear apart the prose you cried and bled and sweated over for weary nights on end. But really the best parts are those uninterrupted hours alone with your manuscript and the shred of you that lies inside. It's a small shred, but an important one. It's the one that tells me who you are and what you think and how you feel and I never have to look at you and be disappointed when the real thing doesn't come up to scratch. As I sit there, un-tensing and re-tensing and tense-shifting and shift-entering (and damn it, wishing English were like German so I could get rid of those clunky space-wasting n-dashes--oh, damn there they are again) I feel like I'm getting to know you. And even when your turns of phrase are about as subtle as a wheel of lovingly agéd cheese, or your heroine so monotonously perfect I consider ripping the number keys off my keyboard to vent, or I fill an entire margin with clusters of angry and demanding red balloons because really, darlin', you need them--there's a certain sense of kinship there, with words against words, and it's far more satisfying.

Here's what I type:

I've attached your edited copy for review.

And I click 'send'.
Read by the wonderful and fabulous =Sammur-amat here: [link]

These are words, and things like 'gray' and 'rain' and 'cold' are not among them, which after recent events is far more than I was expecting, so here it will stay.

Feel free to Google the title and have a laugh. :)
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Given 2013-06-27
A perspective on editors: Pilkunnussija is by *disrhythmic. ( Suggested by doughboycafe and Featured by neurotype )
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fuzzforbrains Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Writer
Love the insight into the mind of an editor; so brilliantly insightful and clever.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconhaphazardmelody:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So, your title? Perfect.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
thank you. :heart:
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neonsquiggle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aaah, I love it. I Googled the title, and giggled.

The way your words move.. it's brilliant. Congratulations on the DD!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks so much! :heart:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   Writer
:clap:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible. And =Sammur-amat's reading is amazing, too. :clap: Wonderful job and congrats on the DD, *disrhythmic.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Her reading is wonderful, isn't it? :heart: Thanks so much!
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It really is. :heart:

And you're very welcome! :)
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   General Artist
The contrast between the detailed and passionate thoughts in first part and the simple, dispassionate button press in the second part remind me of a fave-n-run. I might think beautiful things about the art, and have a profound emotional reaction to it, but all I did was press a button, which is indistinguishable from somebody who mildly like the piece pressing the same button. (I hope that makes sense.)
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconcoloringtherain:
ColoringTheRain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! I never get tired of reading this!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks, love! :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the DD! :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you! :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Many congratulations on the DD! ^^ :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconewigestudentin:
ewigestudentin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much fun to read! Love it how you think of ripping out the number keys but leave the letter keys alone! hehe
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks! :D
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Valkeus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've sketched a memorable and interesting character in just a paragraph! I can easily imagine myself as the professor or the crestfallen student. Wonderful writing!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconword-s-myth:
word-s-myth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Great text! And congratulation for the DD :)

I'm a copy-editor and proofreader (in French), and I truly can relate to this description of the strange "intimacy" that working on someone else's text can create.
But I like n-dashes, though they're quite messy in French.

Pilkunnussija (pronunciation is "peel koon noos see yah"?) is an interesting term, too =D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks so much! :D
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word-s-myth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Writer
congratulationS
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:iconkori-hibana:
kori-hibana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
this is wonderful :3 congrats on the well deserved DD!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Heh, sweet writing. And I guess I can understand your look at things, well, a bit more :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks so much. :heart:
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:iconhadenamomo:
hadenamomo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one more reason for me to consider becoming an editor over becoming an author. I'd definitely want to be on this end of the e-mail 'D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hehehe, exactly. :)
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I loved this.... I can relate some to the ability to read the sense of someone through a piece of writing or art work... This person is a wonderful mix of sensitivity and down wright cynicism! Love the character and your take on the scenario. Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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:iconhiland-rose:
Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
My apologies for the spelling error, I meant down right, fat fingered the W...
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Hehehe, no problem. ^^
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for humanizing editors ;p I've no idea why people fear em.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you! :tighthug:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Writer
congratulations for your DD! :sun:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the DD, darling! :love:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you lovie! :D
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   General Artist
you are of course most welcome, dizzy dear! :heart:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:party: Congratulations on your DD!
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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EclipseWolf64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthisplz: SEND TO ALL GRAMMAR NAZIS
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:iconyeahplz:
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation. :D
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