|Title:||Does Editing Matter?|
|Description:||I've noticed an absence in recent book reviews on the LINGUIST List 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?