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March 07, 2012

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tatiana.larina

I once wrote a very bitter e-mail to Palgrave Macmillan, pointing out that if the book costs 50 pounds (and it's a relatively thin monograph), they could spend at least, I dunno, one pound out of that? for hiring a professional copy editor.

Needless to say, I received no answer.

berenike

Yes! I translate for a very small philosophy publishing house, and I cannot get across to them that one easy way to throw away credibility is to publish books full of silly typos and non-English-language conventions (full stops after footnote numbers). And as you say - one feels unprotected. I can re-read and correct my own work three or four times (and I do), but I am not a professional copy editor, nor are they paying me for the time I spend trying to learn the copy-editing trade to save "my" books from embarrassment!

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