proofreading books, was Re: Book REview 
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 proofreading books, was Re: Book REview

>So these days I find myself thinking,
>   what is there about the (book production) PROCESS
>   which
>       - caused these defects
>       - let them through into the product.

  Me too.  A recent Ada book from Cambridge University Press
surprised me with the number of typos, 'widows and orphans' in code
segment listings, etc.  Is the problem haste, or using as
proofreaders people who are technically proficient in the subject
area, but not particularly good at noticing errors, or what?

Sun, 25 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
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