Spellchecks take forever!

Published July 3, 2020 by Iphis of Scyros

Seriously, running the spellchecker on a moderately long fanfic (about 70k words) took me nearly an hour!

Admittedly, part of the delay was last-second research into “wait, is that term right?” and “don’t place names maintain their local spellings?” (Specifically, that even in UK English, the place name is still spelled Pearl Harbor, not Harbour.) And, of course, in changing each scene’s language setting so it would match the nationality of the POV character. (Well, one of the leads is English, and the other is American…)

And this time the dialect and conversational idioms were turned up to eleven because there’s a cowboy character with moderately exaggerated dialect. (The big problem with fanfic is that sometimes you want to work with a character whose speech patterns are a problem like that…) And of course the spellchecker had a fit about every single one, and yet I didn’t dare hit “Ignore All” in case there were any places where I had typed those things by accident.

Not, of course, that anything out of the ordinary is necessary for Microsoft Word to make spellchecking a pain in the ass. Witness this gem…


Looking at it in this new context, I’m really hating that “and then” towards the end there. Sentence needs a restructure.

It does not need Angie to order any heavy metal, though. Most cafes don’t serve music… :p

Another time it wanted to turn “they’re” into “there,” even though that would have left my sentence without a verb!

Huh….how do I put a section break line in using the app?


Well, anyhow, Camp NotNaNo stats are…

Today’s time: 59 minutes

Total time in July to date: 3:46:43.86

Today’s time: 1:49

Total time in July to date: 4:34:13.57

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