No, though I do almost inevitably cringe. (Like when Fazor used the wrong "its" in the OP.) However, I did correct every single typo in my copy editor days; the paper didn't go to bed until either my cohort Mosang or I had gone over every single character in the paper except the ads, which weren't our problem. (Besides, our managing editor had started her work on the paper as a copy editor herself; she knew when the ads were wrong. She was also the one I had edit my column, because I trusted her more than I trusted Mosang.)
Originally Posted by pghnative
The problem is, the publishing industry no longer considers a proofreader to be a vital expense. That's what spell- and grammar-check are for.
Last edited by Gillianren; 2007-Apr-08 at 08:04 PM.
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