Friday, May 31, 2013

The pain, the pain, it just won't stop!

I'm currently reading a book. "The complete Cups & Balls" by Michael Ammar. The content is good, the layout is good. Arrows indicate what part in the text refers to what image. All really good. But the spelling mistakes. Holy crap!

This is a book. This isn't the advertisement text that Ellusionist puts on a DVD. This is no blog, nor a forum post. A book. They didn't have anybody spell checking the sucker?

English in not my first language. In fact not even my second, yet I see the mistakes.

7 comments:

Matthew Majere said...

I think it is because he grew up in West Virginia... I can say that since I spent 14 years there. But yeah that stuff should have never made it past the editor.

Anonymous said...

Examples?

Anonymous said...

Try Jermay's work, loads of fun in there :)

Marplots said...

I write and edit for a living. I've talked to a few authors of magic books. They tell me they can't afford professional services. They may be correct. The number of books sold might not justify paying to get clean copy. I know it's a problem in self publishing generally.

the Minutemen said...

Probably no spelling check function at the time when the book is written decades ago...

Matthew Majere said...

By decades you mean the 1990's?

石榮狼 said...

There was no spell-check function in the 19th century either, and somehow they managed to release books without any mistakes.