Chapter 3

What are the tools editors use to shape rhythm? This chapter introduces three: timing, pacing, and trajectory phrasing.

Timing, pacing, and trajectory phrasing are each broken down in quite a lot of detail in this chapter, and the question may well arise for an editor: How could all of this information be useful to me? Well, like much of the information in this book there are two points in an editor’s process where so much detail may be useful, and neither of them will be in the edit suite while in the full flow of editing.

As mentioned in Chapter 1, when working well with intuitive flow, analysis is not usefulit may even get between the editor and her feeling for the material. However, as ...

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