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Typos, And All That

I’ve recently been engaged in a many-partied conversation regarding “unclean” manuscripts that nevertheless become books.  By unclean, I mean the ugly little errors–misspellings, omitted words, spacing, paragraphing, missing/wrong punctuation and on and on–that go under the collective epithet “typos.”  It’s easy to publish a book these days.  All it takes is money, and often not much of that.  So what duty does the author, editor, publisher–whoever is involved in making it available to the public (usually in exchange for a few dollars)–owe the reader when it comes to typos? Continue reading