(yes, the book continues to get lots of press, including, most thrillingly for me, having excerpts read aloud by keith olbermann and rachel maddow. but that's not what i'm going to write about today.)
in the comments to the last post, katy (a friend from ravelry who lives wayyyy too far away) noted that i probably don't have certain kinds of errors in my books. she is right. i look for bad breaks in lines (e.g.,
anything [of course, i can't think of a word that my layout program would break that way]
and, more importantly, any time i edit anything with the word "public" in it, i search the entire document for "pubic." not surprisingly, i save us that embarrassment probably every six weeks or so. whew!
my biggest peeve of late, of course, isn't in my books but in the msnbc crawl. i have complained about this before, i know, but really. "antrax"? really? that's the level of quality we get? all those shiny graphics and beautifully groomed talking heads, and you can't get a chyron that puts a little red squiggly under misspelled words? or at least catch typos after they've run across the screen *once*?