Typos

Oct. 24th, 2005 11:12 am
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I need advice.

I read two stories this morning that both had obvious typos in them. Both had had a beta editor. (Neither was by anyone on my friendslist.) My thought on pointing out typos had been that it was like spinach in the teeth: the author might appreciate being told, but would rather be told in private.

But if neither of these authors have heard from me before, would they want me sending e-mail pointing out a typo? Also, one of the stories is from last June. How late is too late to point something out? I don't want to offend anyone.

Help?

Date: 2005-10-24 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It depends. If the story is on an archive, there is little the author can do to make the correction.

If the story was on LJ or on their own site, they may welcome the idea. However, write them feedback first. Tell them you liked the story and that you noticed a few typos and would they be interested in knowing about them so they could make the changes.

Date: 2005-10-25 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! That makes a lot of sense.

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