El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo

Now everyone knows

As I mention on my userpage, I'm a freelance copy-editor/proofreader. For one thing, I have been a professional Trekkie, copy-editing Star Trek fiction and nonfiction. I consider it unprofessional to talk about specific books I've worked on. (Though sometimes something amuses me enough to discuss it with the serial numbers filed off, like the character who was given a powerful drug that caused him to "lose conciseness." I've known some people who use that stuff.)

Anyway, I got a call earlier this year to edit a movie novelization. I immediately realized that I could probably get paid or laid for telling people about it. You guessed it: Serenity. But I didn't. I don't consider myself a moral hero, but I do have some standards.

More recently, I copy-edited another movie novelization, and for the first time I was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, which I did. I would guess there's someone out there who would pay to know what happens in this one, but even if I hadn't signed the agreement, the temptation to look for such a deal would be a lot less.

Oh, I'm going to see the movie. I'm less bothered by spoilers than most people I know.
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