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9-12-2009 @ 1:55PM
Ratbuddy,As someone who has published two books and spoken with literally hundreds of editors and industry professionals, let me be the first to inform you that while the goal is to catch all typographical errors, it is not one that is ever fully attained. Pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal, a first edition of any published book, you will find typographical errors.We scan these articles with spellchecker. In fact, there's one built into the interface we use to compose them. And yet, despite that, despite reading the post over multiple times, errors WILL get through. It's simply unavoidable in a piece that's over 3k words.The analogy you chose (a resume) is simply not applicable. As my publisher's proofreader put it to me: perfection is the goal. It's unattainable, but it's the goal.
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