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Editing (Unlike Math) Is Hard - M. Darusha Wehm
One of the complaints self-publishers get is that their work isn't well edited. Sometimes that's true, and sometimes it's not, and sometimes it's something in between. There are plenty of ways to get a better final version (many eyes make light work), but the truth of the matter is that typos, grammar whammies and other bogglers get through. They just do. As a fantastic example of this, I was reading crime author extraordinaire Lawrence Block's blog post about a pretty bad editing error he just discovered in one of his books. After the book's been in print by several publishers for over 20 years. I did find a few typos I’d somehow missed. Well for wall, means for meant, a word or two left out. And then, remarkably, I found this paragraph: I nodded.