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Nobody’s Prefect

Joseph Epstein writes about one of my favorite pastimes: finding typos in published work.

Apart from the smug self-satisfaction that comes when I catch the vaunted copy editors at The New Yorker asleep at their style guides, it’s a sobering reminder that mistakes often do, in fact, get printed—despite the best efforts of people a lot smarter than I. (Or is it “me”?)



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