Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A lost art?

I'm reading my first edition hardback copy of The Honorary Consul today and came across an instance of what appears to be an editorial slip: Greene wrote affected when he clearly meant effected. I wonder if this made it through to the current paperback edition?

Anyway, fellow pedants will be fascinated to read Alex Clark's piece in last Friday's Guardian on The Lost Art of Editing. I too have found e-books to be comparatively poorly edited for basic copy errors, which bodes badly for the future.

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