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Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« on: October 10, 2015, 03:23:09 AM »
Chapter 63. Page 546. "the grim gaptain"
Idk if there is a normal place to give proof reader type feedback. Thanks

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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 07:19:41 PM »
Saw that one, too. Fortunately, in the entire HUGE book, there's ONE typo, and one grammar edit error. Just for my own peace of mind, I've taken to going into all (my own) books with Wite-Out and a fine-point pen and correcting the errors manually. Some books (not necessarily Jim's) are FULL of them. Copy editing is a dying art, apparently.

Does your jaw twinge when you see one? Get a shiver down your back? Make you stop reading and stare for a minute, completely losing the thread of the story? Me, too.
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 10:46:30 PM »
Copy editing is a dying art, apparently.

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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 12:26:48 AM »
ROFL!!!!
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 08:18:19 AM »
Actually i believe there is a typo on page 512 as well.

(click to show/hide)

Or am I crazy?

(second to last paragraph)
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 08:21:44 AM by ChromeLore »

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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 09:00:33 PM »
Shecky-

Did I do something wrong in my comment? If I did, I'M SORRY!!  :'( :'( :'(

I meant to be snarky and was talking about the way reading ANY error ANYWHERE makes me react. I tend to be a Grammar Nazi IRL ...
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 09:11:30 PM »
Shecky-

Did I do something wrong in my comment? If I did, I'M SORRY!!  :'( :'( :'(

I meant to be snarky and was talking about the way reading ANY error ANYWHERE makes me react. I tend to be a Grammar Nazi IRL ...
That's his profession you said was a dying art, so you can understand why he might be concerned by the news...
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 11:21:09 PM »
He is a grammar nazi too  ;D
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 02:04:26 AM »
Shecky-

Did I do something wrong in my comment? If I did, I'M SORRY!!  :'( :'( :'(

I meant to be snarky and was talking about the way reading ANY error ANYWHERE makes me react. I tend to be a Grammar Nazi IRL ...

Quantus has the right of it; I'm a copyeditor (not on Jim's novels [yet], more's the pity). It's precisely because of the "twinge" reaction that I first began working as one. :)
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Re: Typo: trying to help, not criticizing
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 11:38:09 PM »
Whew!!!!!!

I think I read that here a couple years ago, now that I think about it. What's needed is MORE of the good ones, and less of the dumb bosses who say, "Just run it through spell check. It'll be fine."

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