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Michel X.

I've read a number of books from prominent presses recently that have been just rife with typos--to the point where I actually have to doubt that they were even copy edited. It really is a disappointing experience, as you say.

I'm currently reading one that's been translated from another language, and if it was copy edited, I'm afraid the press was defrauded (one amusing and actually quite understandable error, given translation issues: the persistent rendering of 'Gorgias' as 'Gorgia' or 'Gorgia's'). It's too bad, really, because translations are exactly the kinds of books that I would think need more attention from copy editors--partly because they may be more prone to errors, but also because it seems like they're the kinds of books that are more vulnerable to negative judgements as a result of spelling and grammar errors.

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