There Are No Editors

AP doesn’t know their own style guide?

…and how he got in that gown, I don’t know. (apologies to Groucho)

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4 Responses to There Are No Editors

  1. Mr DeBakey says:

    “and how he got in that gown, I don’t know”

    Oh, don’t you worry, he got inta that gown.


  2. Ten Bears says:

    Bah, another white girl. Nothing special.


  3. Nora Daly says:

    You want bad editing? Read Barbara Boxer’s “The Art of Tough.” Could not finish chapter one.


    • tengrain says:

      I put it down, too, Nora.

      Last year I (tried to) read a book on Japanese cooking; specifically pickling/preserves. The author was a proud Stanford grad (mentioned it so many times, it was almost a running joke) and it was literally gibberish, usually ending with an exclamation(!).

      I sent a note to the publisher asking if the book might have done a round-trip (written in English, translated to Japanese, and then translated back to English, and I figured it must be machine translation at that) and if I could have a copy of the original.




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