June 13, 2009

Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy

Have publishers fired their copyeditors? In the latest Eve Dallas book from J. D. Robb, Dallas is discussing the victim of a murder and what was taken from her body: "It's professional, but the jewelry's amatuer hour. So why? Just because you can? Just because you want? Souveniers, mementos?"

Amateur and souvenir are not even homophone errors; an automated spell-checker would have caught them. Aaargh!

Posted by Linkmeister at June 13, 2009 02:55 PM | TrackBack

Who's the publisher?
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Posted by: Peter at June 14, 2009 08:57 PM


Posted by: Linkmeister at June 14, 2009 08:59 PM

I knew of a person who was a Certified Respiratory Therapist who took the rings off of dead people in the hospital...
Sometimes the truth is harder to swallow than fiction...

Posted by: toxiclabrat at June 15, 2009 03:34 PM