RE: RARA-AVIS: Fact checkers & proofreaders/copy editors

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 16 Apr 2002

back when i was a kid (and no, they didn't write on clay tablets then!), i could read 10 books without finding a spelling error. nowadays its rare to go a hundred pages without finding one. i don't think there's any doubt that quality is getting sacrificed for cash.

i will say that the errors i see are almost all spelled correctly... they're just the wrong words, like "peak" instead of "peek", like somebody mentioned earlier, evidence of a computer spell-checker, minus the human copyreader.

from the little i know of book collecting, it used to be an exciting novelty to find a book with an error in it.


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