L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami June 6, 2016 - 8:28pm

Have you ever found yourself in situations sometimes where something gets flagged as a mispelling or partial or one word sentence, that's actually a pun using two words merged into one to form a completely different concept and context?

The most obvious example is if your friend has a nick name, and it represents a particular bueatiful bug. But it isn't the same as using the two half's that form another context.

WIll an editor be able to know the author's intention in this context?

But it could be used in other contexts. Like a stoner. Oh! There is a roach on the floor.

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JeffreyGrantBarr from Oregon is reading https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10268733-jeff-barr?shelf=currently-reading June 7, 2016 - 8:33am

If she is an editor you work with regularly, they will know your voice/style/writing idioms. If not, they will point it out as a possible error. With my own work I've found that if an editor flags it or notices it, it's best removed if it takes them out of the reading flow. Basically, if I have to explain it, it isn't working in the way I intend. That's just me though, I am not a stylist.