It’s a guilty pleasure, one I know is somehow wrong. I shouldn’t take perverse pleasure is seeing something incorrect, but I do. Just to know that the big publishing houses are as fallible as I am … well, sometimes it’s what gets me through.
Now mind you, I cut indi authors some slack here. I’m never going to point these kind of errors out in a fellow indi’s book, but Nora Roberts? Love ya, gal, but with all the professional eyes on your book? Seriously, maybe you should hire me or at least take me on as a beta reader.
Here is my latest discovery. Two, count em’, two typos in Face the Fire, by Nora Roberts
Her rude little gargoyle who stuck his tongue out of a grinning mouth at passerby.
– I’m pretty sure that’s supposed to be passerbys (with an s at the end.)
Chapter 18, Page 313
She studied the dining room, with its flowers and candles already in place. The window were open wide to summer.
– I believe they forgot the s at the end of windows making it plural. Either that or were should have been a was.
So, what typos have you spotted in novels by big name authors? Let’s keep the dream alive for those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to have an army of editors behind us.
Jennifer Geoghan, author of:
- The Falling Series
- If Love is a Lie: A Partly True Love Story
- The Family History Quick Start Guide: Genealogy Made Easy
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