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My name is Bob Land. I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader, and occasional indexer. This blog is my website.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Why It's Always Better to Query
At the funeral home, I wrapped up all the ashes from the burned part of the family money gift [tshuab ntawv vam sab].
Careful readers will note that the "v" in "vam" is not italicized. [Be honest. Did you see it?]
Most cases, one might simply think it's an error and italicize it, right? I queried, and received this pretty fascinating answer from the author:
"Nonitalicized if spoken aloud; italicized if thought. Stet."
I hope Hmong copyeditors get paid the big bucks.