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Ah, Typos

24 Jul

typoWhat happens when you find a typo in a book?

Typos don’t happen often at all, since scanning and fixing typos in a book before it’s published is the work of editors and proofreaders, but every once in a while a misspelling will slip through the cracks. I tend to find that typos jolt me out of the story, for I usually have to refocus and reread the sentence or paragraph to be sure I actually saw a typo in the first place. Sometimes I just burst out laughing, the typo dissolving any tension I felt from reading, which could be a bad thing if tension is what the author was going for.

Of course, there are those times when you’re so into the book that your brain doesn’t even register the typo and you continue reading, none the wiser…

Do you have any typos that you remember off the top of your head right now that you’re willing to share?

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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Home

 

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  1. tahenryauthoress

    July 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I see mistakes and typos in half the books I get from the library. shrug. No one’s perfect. Sometimes it rubs me raw though. In a recent book, traditionally published mind you, two characters are in a car alone and a dialogue line it attributed to a third person, not in the car. Big mistake there.

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    • Kris P.

      July 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Ooooh, that is a big mistake! Of course mistakes happen with human error, but it does jolt you out of the story (or just get you confused — I definitely would have been had I seen a third person speaking when that character isn’t supposed to be in the scene!).

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