Maybe it’s the books I’m reading . . . but it seems to me that a lot of fiction is not edited very well these days.

I’m finding many grammar errors in novels, and I wonder if it is because some of the smaller  publishers don’t have copy editors and are relying on the writers to get it right from the outset.

Fortunately, most of the books I’ve been reading in the last few months are well constructed, but they all have annoying grammatical issues.

Perhaps I am more sensitive to these issues, being a copy editor by trade. But I can see there is probably money to be made for good copy editors being layed off from newspapers or as a sideline: editing novels.

What say you? Are you finding many grammatical errors in the books you are reading?

— Jillian

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