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Wednesday
May162012

Falling from Trees

   Reading Stephen E. Ambrose's excellent Band of Brothers, I've come across quite a few mistakes/misspellings. As a writer it's very encouraging to see a major publishing company like Simon & Schuster making stupid mistakes such as typing "when" instead of "went", and so on. As the Japanese say, even monkeys sometimes fall from trees.

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Reader Comments (2)

Just saw your post over at DU on self-publishing. I think you covered the subject perfectly.

But, anyway, I agree about finding mistakes by the Big Six -- gratifying!

May 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames King

Thanks for the comment.

DU. I racked my brains trying to remember what DU stood for, but coming up blank I resorted to googling myself, and, ah hah! Democratic Underground! Now I remember. I should repost that here.

Thanks again.

P.S. There were quite a few "typos" in Band of Brothers. You'd think with all the people working on a book as popular as that (it's in its 25 printing), they'd be able to catch them. Guess not.

May 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterAonghas Crowe

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