RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V4 #216

From: marianne.macdonald@lineone.net
Date: 16 Apr 2002

>Usually the copy-editor checks things like that, and I'm
>>> surprised it was missed.
My (Hodder) copy-editors have often be very useful at pointing out mistakes, anomolies, whatever. But I'm convinced that an awful lot of what ought to be copy-editing is mostly computer spell-checking, hence the increasing number of homophones that you find in print: the spell-checker says that "there" is correct, so you read, "There apples were rotting but the pairs were beautifully ripe."


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# majordomo@icomm.ca.  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 16 Apr 2002 EDT