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Old 16-08-2018, 19:41   #161
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I think a lot of it is stuff that gets fixed, then gets fiddled with and not re-proofed. Word's text-to-speech function is a God-send in that regard. It also lets you tell when things don't flow properly in a sentence.
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Old 16-08-2018, 20:14   #162
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Since my wife wrote hers and the mistakes we tried to eliminate, what I'm beginning to notice is how many mistakes there are in proper published books. Things that even a basic spellchecker would pick up.
Yeah, I notice that too. Not only that, but commas in the right place (or not) - are all over the place in some proper published books. When I think how hard we worked to get them right in a self-published book, it makes me wonder who they've got working on traditionally published books.

To be fair, this is the kind of thing that I'd never have noticed before, and I guess most readers won't notice. It doesn't spoil the book, but once you know about a few simple grammar rules, things start to jump out at you all over the place. Reading will never be the same again!
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Old 16-08-2018, 20:39   #163
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It's generally budgetary. Publishers don't have the money for the detailed oversight that they used to.
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