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August 18, 2009

‘Typos Are Worse Than Fascism!’ — Quote of the Day / I. F. Stone

Filed under: Quotes of the Day — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 1:11 am
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A lot of publishers seem to be trying to save money these days by skimping on copyediting and issuing more books with felonious typos. What’s wrong with that? I love this comment by one of the great muckraking journalists of the 20th century, which reflects the sentiments of many of us who have worked for daily newspapers:

“Typos are worse than Fascism!”
– I. F. Stone, as quoted by his daughter, Celia Gilbert, at his funeral in 1989

2 Comments »

  1. LOL! I’m not sure it’s that bad, but I certainly have had books ruined by typos and poor grammar in the past, so I think if publishers want their writers to remain credible with their readers they should think twice about skimping on the editing.

    Comment by Chad Aaron Sayban — August 18, 2009 @ 4:12 pm | Reply


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