Monday, March 19, 2007

Typos Uncloaked

Normally, when you try to proof-read your own text, there's some sort of stealth field that hides all of the errors—it's very hard to spot your own mistakes. However, I've discovered that there's something different about a properly printed copy of your own stuff: suddenly mistakes just seem to leap out.

In forty-odd thousand words that I've already checked several times, I've spotted:

  • 9 erroneous wordings
  • 10 instances of errant punctuation
  • 5 layout errors
  • 4 formatting/display tweaks
  • 1 bug
  • 2 inconsistent spellings
  • 10 infelicitous wordings.

And of course this is unlikely to be everything.

[A:42245 B:3278 C:346 D:9187 E:74756 Total:129812]

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