redward wrote:Rynjin wrote:I don't know how you could possibly think that's a valid comparison.Will McCardell wrote:
It's a 250 page text-heavy book. The fact that there are so few errors is remarkable. Check out the Shadowrun 5e core rule book, and you'll see what I mean :)
Just because someone else did it worse, does not make this book better.
250 pages isn't even a lot of pages. I've seen 800 page novels with less blatant editing mistakes than this.
How is it not?
Both are published works. Both have an editor, or team of editors working to make sure mistakes don't make it to print.
Is it possible to head off all mistakes? No.
But missing THIS MANY? Somebody dropped the ball. Hard.
Devil's Advocate (I've not read the ACG) but you want to see a total editor was on vacation so we just published it novel, check out the First Edition of Laurell K. Hamilton's Incubus Dreams. It was re-edited for the paperback version, but the hardcover copy was nigh unreadable except for those people (like me) who are able to naturally correct mistakes in their head without consciously noticing them (it's why I could never be an editor! I don't even notice the mistakes, because my mind automatically corrects them). It wasn't until after I read the book and read about all the issues, then went back specifically looking for them that I saw just how horrendously bad the book's editing was.