I am not a professional editor. I am not a grammar expert. Moreover, I simply read the book as a reader not an editor. An editor being paid to edit will take very roughly speaking 10x as long to read a book as a regular reader. So even to a professional editor, any typos that stick out during a regular reading are probably only the tip of the iceberg. Even for a professional editor.
Even though I am not even a professional editor and was not taking the 10x as long as an editor would, I notice quite a few typos while reading. Here some of the ones I noticed:
page 20 wrote:Before that, our skills and my eight million francs had in three years allowed our company grow to be worth sixty million dollars.
page 54 wrote:Fooled the guards let me outside, yes, but where was I to go?
page 59 wrote:[...] the police now has collected additional proof.
page 59 wrote:"I don't think I get together more than half a million or maybe a million pounds overnight," I babbled.
page 61 wrote:[formatting issue with italics]
page 89 wrote:The logical step was to hire a domestic help.
That's not even half my notes, and I would estimate for the several reasons listed above that even my full notes are just a tiny fraction of what's there.page 89 wrote:How can I even think of getting rid of Andrew who anticipate my and Julia' needs before we ourselves are aware of them?
Did others notice this? How do you feel about errors like these? Does it affect your rating, your willingness to read the rest of the books, and/or whether you will be recommending the book to others?
I'm surprised I was able to enjoy the book as much as I did despite those. It would be a perfect 4/4 book for me if it was sufficiently edited.
Is it possible the type of mistakes I've listed above are not mistakes but are differences between American and British spelling and grammar?
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