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Talk:Of Beren and Lúthien

This article says that it needs to be rewritten to comply to higher standards. I'd be glad to help with any revisions to small errors in details or poor writing quality, but I am relatively new here and don't know if this is what needs to be done. Any specifics? --Grace18 00:38, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

The admin who included that indication explained that the text needs a better prose. I think it is because the summary here fails in some points of Tolkien_Gateway:Manual_of_Style#Terminology. I think you have been cleaning the article quite well. If you want to help with The Silmarillion chapter summaries, they need to be strictly about the 1977 book and not mixing other versions of the Legendarium (and I'm not sure if this article does this right), following the structure and vocabulary of the text, but without paraphrasing. --LorenzoCB 07:20, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much. A couple of quick questions on clarification: Is there a significant difference between the 1977 Silmarillion and the second edition? I currently only have the second edition, but can certainly acquire the 1977 version if this is important. Also, when you say follow the structure and vocabulary without paraphrasing, I assume you mean rewrite it so it is not copied from the original text, but maintain the style? Sorry, the without paraphrasing part confused me a bit. Thank you again for your patience. --Grace18 16:56, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
No, there is no textual difference in the second edition of The Silmarillion (except the Foreword, which is not important now). With "1977" I just meant The Silmarillion as edited by Christopher Tolkien, because there are other verions of the Quenta Silmarillion throughout The History of Middle-earth. About rewriting: yep, we can't directly copy the text, unless there is a beautiful sentence, which should be included between quotation marks. Thank you for your contributions. --LorenzoCB 21:37, 21 September 2020 (UTC)