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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4425 on: September 06, 2013, 09:48:11 AM »
Methinks a copy editor may be looking for a new job soon . . .

Formatting issue renders George R.R. Martin book hilarious

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4426 on: September 06, 2013, 09:53:46 AM »
Methinks a copy editor may be looking for a new job soon . . .

Formatting issue renders George R.R. Martin book hilarious
I REALLY wonder what the Find--> Replace term was that caused all that nonsense. LOL

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4427 on: September 06, 2013, 10:07:51 AM »
Oh, dear.  I laughed so hard I fell onto George RR Martin - Feast of Crows.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4428 on: September 06, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Oh, dear.  I laughed so hard I fell onto George RR Martin - Feast of Crows.

You win an internet.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4429 on: September 06, 2013, 01:25:28 PM »
My friend is a former copy editor.  I made sure to send that to her. 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4430 on: September 06, 2013, 02:15:16 PM »
I just snorted George R.R. Martin out of my nose.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4431 on: September 06, 2013, 02:18:46 PM »
LOL oh man that cracked me up!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4432 on: September 06, 2013, 02:47:53 PM »
Methinks a copy editor may be looking for a new job soon . . .

Formatting issue renders George R.R. Martin book hilarious

That's a composition or maybe proofreading problem, not copy editing. (I know, the terms "copyeditor" and "proofreader" overlap these days, but that looks like the sort of thing that happens late in the process, not at the copy edit and get author approval for changes stage.)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4433 on: September 06, 2013, 02:50:27 PM »
Methinks a copy editor may be looking for a new job soon . . .

Formatting issue renders George R.R. Martin book hilarious

That's a composition or maybe proofreading problem, not copy editing. (I know, the terms "copyeditor" and "proofreader" overlap these days, but that looks like the sort of thing that happens late in the process, not at the copy edit and get author approval for changes stage.)

My guess is a programming problem, actually - I suspect the author tag on each page wasn't stuck in there properly.  So then if/when the ebook format was changed - to another format entirely or just a few tweaks - someone either copy-pasted everything together or the author tags ended up as part of the text.  There definitely should have been someone checking formatting at a final stage, though, who ought to have caught it.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4434 on: September 07, 2013, 04:08:46 PM »
Methinks a copy editor may be looking for a new job soon . . .

Formatting issue renders George R.R. Martin book hilarious

That's a composition or maybe proofreading problem, not copy editing. (I know, the terms "copyeditor" and "proofreader" overlap these days, but that looks like the sort of thing that happens late in the process, not at the copy edit and get author approval for changes stage.)
I was wondering if it was a misplaced header.  I've run across that once or twice with 'free' ebooks, where something was OCRed instead of being written in an e-format to begin with.  In one case it was page numbers.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4435 on: September 08, 2013, 08:25:53 PM »
TechCrunch tech conference kicks off with two guys presenting an app called "Titstare."  Where you can upload pictures of breasts and rate other people's uploads.  And somehow the organizers of this conference had no idea anyone would find this (made-up, I hope) app presentation offensive.  A second presenter also simulated masturbation during his talk.

The official apology was "The two presentations were taken out of context.  Also, the presentations were intended as satire.  We apologize if anyone was offended."

(They did eventually release a much better apology, but seriously?  Didn't they think the presentations might be worth, oh, at least a casual glance before giving them the green light?)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4436 on: September 08, 2013, 11:43:39 PM »
TechCrunch tech conference kicks off with two guys presenting an app called "Titstare."  Where you can upload pictures of breasts and rate other people's uploads.  And somehow the organizers of this conference had no idea anyone would find this (made-up, I hope) app presentation offensive.  A second presenter also simulated masturbation during his talk.

The official apology was "The two presentations were taken out of context.  Also, the presentations were intended as satire.  We apologize if anyone was offended."

(They did eventually release a much better apology, but seriously?  Didn't they think the presentations might be worth, oh, at least a casual glance before giving them the green light?)

What? I just... I have no words.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4437 on: September 09, 2013, 01:38:22 AM »
TechCrunch tech conference kicks off with two guys presenting an app called "Titstare."  Where you can upload pictures of breasts and rate other people's uploads.  And somehow the organizers of this conference had no idea anyone would find this (made-up, I hope) app presentation offensive.  A second presenter also simulated masturbation during his talk.

The official apology was "The two presentations were taken out of context.  Also, the presentations were intended as satire.  We apologize if anyone was offended."

(They did eventually release a much better apology, but seriously?  Didn't they think the presentations might be worth, oh, at least a casual glance before giving them the green light?)

*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* Why must people like this be Australian?! *headdesk**headdesk**headdesk*

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4438 on: September 09, 2013, 02:10:34 AM »
TechCrunch tech conference kicks off with two guys presenting an app called "Titstare."  Where you can upload pictures of breasts and rate other people's uploads.  And somehow the organizers of this conference had no idea anyone would find this (made-up, I hope) app presentation offensive.  A second presenter also simulated masturbation during his talk.

The official apology was "The two presentations were taken out of context.  Also, the presentations were intended as satire.  We apologize if anyone was offended."

(They did eventually release a much better apology, but seriously?  Didn't they think the presentations might be worth, oh, at least a casual glance before giving them the green light?)

*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* Why must people like this be Australian?! *headdesk**headdesk**headdesk*

*mustnotanswerwithpoliticalrant**mustnotanswerwithpoliticalrant*

Ahem

I have no idea...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #4439 on: September 09, 2013, 01:45:17 PM »
TechCrunch tech conference kicks off with two guys presenting an app called "Titstare."  Where you can upload pictures of breasts and rate other people's uploads.  And somehow the organizers of this conference had no idea anyone would find this (made-up, I hope) app presentation offensive.  A second presenter also simulated masturbation during his talk.

The official apology was "The two presentations were taken out of context.  Also, the presentations were intended as satire.  We apologize if anyone was offended."

(They did eventually release a much better apology, but seriously?  Didn't they think the presentations might be worth, oh, at least a casual glance before giving them the green light?)

*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* Why must people like this be Australian?! *headdesk**headdesk**headdesk*

*mustnotanswerwithpoliticalrant**mustnotanswerwithpoliticalrant*

Ahem

I have no idea...

Iris, congratulations on your discretion. I'm not sure I'd be able to do the same.

And seriously? Who thought that might possibly be a good idea? Satire can be easily turned offensive if the audience doesn't know it's satire. The first apology seems like it's telling people to just get over it because they obviously can't take a joke. Ugh.