Tuesday, June 10, 2008

An Editing Fiasco

Thanks to EditorMom, who sent this our way:
Princeton University Press has recalled all copies of one of its spring titles after discovering more than 90 spelling and grammar errors in the 245-page work. The book, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District, by Peter Moskos, was published ... in an initial press run of 4,000 copies.
Read more at EditorMom.

They blame an "inexperienced" copy editor. While it's true that person bears responsibility for editing out these errors, how is it that the author submitted such a messy text? It's practically...criminal!

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