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"Peons of Praise"--The Author Said That

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:16 am
Page 6:

unlike physicians and attorneys who are required to have years of education before seeing patience and clients,

Am I being too picky?
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:20 am
@Roberta,
No.
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Roberta
 
  3  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:15 am
About page 10:

is to higher a smart and informed manager to do it for you.
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:23 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Page 6:

unlike physicians and attorneys who are required to have years of education before seeing patience and clients,

Am I being too picky?

You are SOOO SUCH AN ELITIST!! Shame on you!! http://i45.tinypic.com/oss8qg.jpg
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Thomas
 
  2  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:09 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:
unlike physicians and attorneys who are required to have years of education before seeing patience and clients,

Am I being too picky?

Patience, my dear. Patience!
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Merry Andrew
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:25 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

About page 10:

is to higher a smart and informed manager to do it for you.


The author probably relies on Spell-check. That's always a fatal mistake because there ain't nothin' wrong with the spelling of "higher." Spell-check will do ya in every time. I never use it. (Which becomes obvious to many.)
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Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:56 am
Tsar, Elitist? Moi? Just picky. That's all.

Andy, I suspect that the author dictated the book and that the person transcribing was (1) clueless and (2) relying on spell-check.

Thomas querido, You know perfectly well that patience is not one of my virtues.

I finished Chapter 1. Here's another:

It requires sole searching.
Is this guy picking his feet or what?
Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 10:59 am
@Roberta,
is he a podiatrist?
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:04 am
@Rockhead,
I haven't edited the "About the Author" yet. I'll let you know, but I doubt it. The book ain't about feet.
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Merry Andrew
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:15 am
@Rockhead,
Or maybe a fisherman?
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 11:37 am
This morning, I posted dual, meaning duel. Fortunately, I read the post over and could make use of the edit feature in time.
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 12:14 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

Or maybe a fisherman?


If I run across filly of sole, I'll let you know, Andy.
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 12:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
Edgar, It's one thing to say dual when you mean duel here. It's another when you're writing a book. Most mistakes are forgivable here, IMO.

What pisses me off is not that the transcriber relied on spell-check (if my theory is correct). What makes me angry is that it's obvious the author didn't read what he submitted. That's unforgivable, IMO.

Fourteen more chapters and some back matter to go. Can't weight to sea watt I fined next.
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Merry Andrew
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 12:34 pm
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Merry Andrew wrote:

Or maybe a fisherman?


If I run across filly of sole, I'll let you know, Andy.


Just send an e-mail to Andy's plaice, please, 'Boita.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:18 pm

I've got a pupil (I help in a school) who writes like a dream, but can't spell for toffee. Dyslexia is part of her problem- she is very inventive, imaginative, literate and knowledgeable otherwise.

Her dyslexia leads her into some howlers- not her fault at all- and she doesn't seem to mind me winkling them out.

No forced jokes about The Dys are necessary here.
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:30 pm
@McTag,
I have a cousin who was/is so dyslexic that she made her way through college (after flunking latin 2 or 3 times in high school - I guess they gave up) by taping all her classes, this in the mid sixties. She happened to be a math whiz in the midst of all that. All these years later we email back and forth a lot, and she always spells perfectly, and I'm the naturally not bad at spelling fool on paper.

I'm delighted to hear your pupil has a confidence of self and humor to go with it, Tag.
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tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:40 pm
@Roberta,
It goes to show that I probably can't be an editor.

I misread your entire sentiment. Embarrassed Eggs on my face. :-P
Quote:
unlike physicians and attorneys who are required to have years of education before seeing patience and clients,

I missed the obvious patience error. I thought you were making a judgement call on the seemingly redundant notion that doctors and lawyers need a modicum amount of school before working with patients and clients.
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Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 03:37 pm
@McTag,
McTag and osso, I'm sympathetic to the problems of the people with dyslexia. I think your student, McTag, and your cousin, osso, are making the best of a difficult situation. There are no misspelled words in this book. Just carelessness.

tsar, Relieved to know we won't be competing for work.
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dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 03:39 pm
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

About page 10:

is to higher a smart and informed manager to do it for you.


Good grief.
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 03:47 pm
@dlowan,
Deb, I don't think I've ever seen anything so chock full of stupid mistakes. This kind of stuff slows me down and detracts from other stuff I have to do.

I guarantee there will be more doozies.
 

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