Do errors bother you?

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Re: Do errors bother you?

Post by MikleoKrein » 03 Jul 2018, 14:19


If it's rampant, I can't read it.

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Post by efa2009 » 13 Jul 2018, 07:46

They really irritate me.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 16:42

Yes, errors bother me, but sometimes I consider inappropriate language that is used by most authors to be more worrying.
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Post by ea_anthony » 14 Jul 2018, 17:53

If the errors are few and far in between, not much of a problem. I have only come across very few badly edited books and they were quite distracting, in fact if I remember well, have had to put them down. Books are such wonderful companions and being badly edited makes them very less so.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 14 Jul 2018, 18:11

Bukari wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 16:42
Yes, errors bother me, but sometimes I consider inappropriate language that is used by most authors to be more worrying.
Unlike most errors, language is rather subjective. What one person considers inappropriate is just fine to another person. Often, it depends on context as well.
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Post by alangner » 14 Jul 2018, 19:27

Bukari wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 16:42
Yes, errors bother me, but sometimes I consider inappropriate language that is used by most authors to be more worrying.
Oftentimes, I won't even notice language because profanity doesn't set off my radar. Now, a misplaced comma or missing quotation marks...that I notice every time, as well as misspelled words and improper homophones. I just finished one last night that kept using here for hear and there for their. That's unacceptable to me.
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Post by PABS » 27 Jul 2018, 22:47

Errors bother me--some more than others. Errors are especially irksome for me when they disrupt the flow of my reading. For example, I read a book a couple of months ago written by a non-native speaker of English. He confused the words envious and enviable. I can make allowances for that because it didn't disrupt the flow; my mind made the correction instantly. But errors that force me to stop, go back, reread, decipher, doubt, reread again...UGH!

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Post by pixiequeer » 05 Aug 2018, 18:24

Typically, if it's just one or two errors, I'll just kinda sit there, stare at it, think about how I feel about it or if I feel anything at all, then go back to reading.

If it's a lot of them, they'll definitely start to get under my skin, but I'll still read the book anyway. It's just an annoyance and makes the book drag on, but I have this thing about not finishing books, so it is what it is.

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Post by Yvonne_kadzo1 » 06 Aug 2018, 07:11

Minimal errors i don't mind, as long i can get to understand the message from the story then i'm good

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Post by jjmainor » 07 Aug 2018, 22:27

I think if you're paying for a story, the author should be held to a higher standard, but if the work is free, then the author deserves a lot of slack. Additionally, I see a lot of foreign authors complaining American readers trash them for spelling grammar when the only mistake is using the Queen's English instead of American English. That said, errors don't really bother me, and I actually enjoy them when the error changes the passage into something unintended. One that always comes to mind was an author who constantly had his characters putting a "slave" on their wounds. And as someone who enjoys foreign authors, I'll look the other way when I know English isn't their first language.

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Post by chelhack » 11 Aug 2018, 01:23

Errors don’t so much bother me as long as I can understand what is going on or the point the author is trying to make. Everyone makes a mistake sometimes
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Post by sharkyjen998 » 11 Aug 2018, 14:52

To be honest, I have trouble noticing small errors. My brain just overlooks them easily unless I am really focused on editing. They don't bother me unless it is a misused word or something of that nature.

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Post by Christineegm » 11 Aug 2018, 15:44

Errors are a nuisance and really annoying but unless there are too many to smoothly read the book then it generally does not dissuade me from finishing the book.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 21:28

Occasionally, errors will get on my nerves. The easier the errors are, the more I notice them. I just cannot stand an easily made error that is even easier to fix and easy to notice during proofreading. He

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Post by Asisha Joseph » 16 Sep 2018, 08:50

The occasional error I can forgive. But multiple errors are too much.

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