Re: Paying for Typos

Subject: Re: Paying for Typos
From: "Williams, Diane (contractor)" <Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:52:43 -0500

>>Re _Editor & Writer_, "The Journal for Professional Feature
Editors & Writers," incorporating _Writing for Money_ and _Assignments_.
...
These are the types of things that people pay me to find and fix, yet
here
in a professional journal about commercial writing and editing I'm being
asked to pay $6.95 an issue for the most bush-league desktop publishing
I've seen outside amateur newsletters for little nonprofit clubs. The
introductory material, market info section, and one article I have read
so
far are all excellent in terms of writing clarity, style, and content;
but
I'm so IRRITATED by the typos that I'm reluctant to read any further. On
first browse I had considered springing for a subscription; now I'm
questioning the magazine's worth.

Write a letter to the managing editor and, if there's a second issue,
your letter should be in there!

Diane Williams
Walcoff & Associates, Inc.
Technical Editor/Writer
OSD, DOT&E
DWilliams -at- dote -dot- osd -dot- mil

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