Discreet/discrete is the new your/you’re. Even a HarperCollins imprint is vulnerable.
Punctuation - more important than spelling, sometimes.
On The Importance Of Proper Punctuation of the Day: Either that sentence is missing a couple of commas, or Rachael Ray is a horrible monster who deserves to be locked up for the rest of her unnatural life.
I’m guessing the latter.
I should learn me some HTML, eh?
A senior editor: I knew the book was going to tank minutes after we acquired it. We had a new editor in chief and she was frantic and bullheaded. She heard about a book project I had in and told me to bid six figures. It had a great title, but I hadn’t even finished reading it. We “won” the auction. When I asked the agent who the underbidders were, she said she didn’t have to disclose that. Excuse me. I told her my boss would want to know. And again she declined. Obviously, there were no other bidders. The book, as it turns out, was horrible. It tanked in every way. The author had no expertise and couldn’t write. Worse, she still sends me Christmas cards.
I want very badly to be a fact checker or copy editor at the New Yorker. I don’t think I’m great at editing, but by golly, I would learn SO MUCH from them.
God, I hope there will still be jobs…