Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Too many typos...

Well, I would never go about the place saying that I have a fault-finding mother, but...

Last night my mum rings me. She is on page 9 of Too Many Magpies. She has found three ruddy typos!!! (A missing pronoun and two indefinite articles, the last two side by side!!) *!!@!!. I must have looked at those proofs six times! And of course others did! (I am telling myself that the more engrossing a text is, the less easily you can detach in order to see the typos...)

Fortunately, she has now read to page 34 and has found no more...

4 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

Ah yes, I too have one page with three typos... if that's all, that's not so bad!

Kate said...

Ha ha mothers a law to themselves. Hope all is going well for you.


Kate x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Crikey, what a pain. It's a case of over familiarity, I always feel. We know what SHOULD be on the page, so that's what we read.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Yup, that expectation being nine-tenth of perception thing (or whatever percentage the psychologists say it is.