Editing Ghost Stories? Expect a Spooky Style Sheet

This post is for all you copyeditors out there who handle mainly scientific and technical material. That’s what I do … except when I’m editing books of ghost stories.
Ye whose stylesheets usually contain terms such as BitLocker drive encryption and Inter-site Topology Generation, look thee now with pleasure on highlights from my most recent words list.

  • bloodlust
  • deathbed, deathwatch
  • God; the Devil; but a devil, a demon
  • goose bumps
  • gravedigger; gravestone; graveyard; but grave marker; grave site
  • Maker (as in I’m going to meet my Maker, i.e., God)
  • will-o’-the-wisp

Now that’s a spooky stylesheet!


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