In manuscript editing today, I took a quiz and totally screwed it up. I went through the 11 sentences and did my edits. I was confident and felt good about it. Then the professor started giving hints and I thought – oh – I must have that wrong. I know better than to go back and second guess myself but I did it anyway. By the time I was done I had made 7 mistakes on a 20 point quiz. Not good…. Not good at all.
I guess I just have to find my own way through this material. I have all these books on grammar and punctuation so I just need to make things clearer in my head. Ultimately, I’m not doing it to get a good grade in this class. I’m doing it to be a better editor for myself and my clients. I need to keep that in mind as I’m working on the material from the class.