Tuesday, 6 August 2013
If you fancy yourself a competent sub-editor, you should see the problem with this right away*. It’s not a hanging offence by any stretch of the imagination, and I happen to know the sub-editor on this title is a very nice old-school guy who prides himself on his work. Still, it irks me when things like this show up in my work.
It’s one of the occupational hazards of being a writer and not an editor: once you’ve submitted the work, it is out of your hands. The truth is, I didn’t even write this little break-out box.
The shame of it all is that it’s hard to find publishing houses that value these details anymore.
*It should read US$2,000.