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LINGUIST List 23.3795

Mon Sep 10 2012

Disc: Does editing matter?

Editor for this issue: Kristen Dunkinson <kristenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Sep-2012
From: Michael Cahill <mike_cahillsil.org>
Subject: Does editing matter?
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I've noticed an absence in recent book reviews on LinguistList of a
feature that used to be common: commentary on the accuracy of the
editing in a book. This would include comments such as ''very few typos,''
''there were some missing references,'' and the like. Does anyone else
have the same impression? If true, why would this be? Are books edited
that much better today, that we don't need to note this, or are the current
reviewers just not paying attention to such things? And does the quality of
editing really matter?

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

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