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  1. From the Chicago Manual of Style concerning 'Fair Use'. (Whether or not you need permission.) "Fair use is use that is fair—simply that. Uses that differ in purpose from the original, and uses that transform the copied material by changing its context or the way it is perceived, will always be judged more leniently than those that merely parallel or parrot the original. For example, substantial quotation of the original is acceptable in the context of a critique but may well not be acceptable if one is simply using the first author’s words to reiterate the same argument or embellish one’s own prose. Use of any literary work in its entirety—a poem, an essay, an article from a journal—is hardly ever acceptable. Use of less than the whole will be judged by whether the second author appears to be taking a free ride on the first author’s labor. As a general rule, one should never quote more than a few contiguous paragraphs of prose or lines of poetry at a time or let the quotations, even if scattered, begin to overshadow the quoter’s own material. Quotations or graphic reproductions should not be so substantial that they substitute for, or diminish the value of, the copyright owner’s own publication. Proportion is more important than the absolute length of a quotation: quoting five hundred words from an essay of five thousand is likely to be riskier than quoting that amount from a work of fifty thousand. But an even smaller percentage can be an infringement if it constitutes the heart of the work being quoted."
  2. From the Chicago Manual of Style: Website content It is often sufficient simply to describe web pages and other website content in the text (“As of May 1, 2017, Yale’s home page listed . . .”).
  3. Good advice. It is not dialogue, but your point is a good one.
  4. Romans 8:29 says, "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son." 2 Peter 1:4 says, "by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." We are conformed to Christ and __________________ from the world. I think 'disconformed' works perfectly.
  5. The word 'disconform' is found in MW Unabridged, but not in AH or Oxford Dictionary of English. Can I use it? Is there a better antonym for the word 'conform'? What dictionaries do you use?
  6. It has not been professionally edited, per se, but he gave me a truck load of stuff to work on. I am very grateful for the feedback, but have a lot of work ahead of me. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Cor. 15:58
  7. He is a career Christian editor and author. I trust his opinion.
  8. I have been working on a practical theology book for six years. (I am a full time teacher and part time preacher.) I submitted the Intro and four chapters to an acquaintance of mine who is a book editor and author. Part of me hoped he would tell me its not worth pursuing, and the other part hoped he would tell me it was a masterpiece. Unfortunately, his answer was, I don't want to be your editor, and it is unlikely it is publishable, but you are a good writer and need to finish it anyway for the benefit of the church. Has anyone had a similar critique?
  9. This was my experience as well. Choosing Scrivener over Word is like choosing the red pill over the blue pill. I don't have Neo's courage.
  10. Does her goal include editing and revision?
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