Sunday, October 10, 2010

do these people read?!?

I have to say, I'm shocked by how many grammatical errors I am finding in my library textbooks! I can't say I'm 100% error-free in my own writing, but I do strive to be - and I reread everything I write at least once or twice. I feel like nobody even looks at the text once it's on the page, in these texts that are required reading for my classes. It's absurd. The one I just came across was "VOYA is also the only one of the big four to prublish reviews written by teens." Prublish!! Augh. It kills me because any editor would have noticed that, easily. I'd hope, anyway....

I have noticed everything from missing punctuation, to spelling errors, to missing parts of words! Yes, I turned a page and saw "suasion" starting off the text of the following one; I know that what they meant was "persuasion." I just couldn't believe that an error that big wasn't noticed by anyone before the text went to print.

Okay, my rant is over (for now). I gotta get back to my frustrating readings...sigh.

(I'm sure, as some sort of karmic justice, there is at least one error in my above writing. Ah, well - what can you do, right? Irony! Haha.)

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I was wrong: "suasion" is, in fact, a real word. But I am 99.9% sure that what the authors meant was "persuasion"; the error lies in the typesetting or typing or whatever produced this book's final press.