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  • Jul 19, 2011
  • 09:29 PM

The Price of Typos

Virginia Heffernan / New York Times
...Editors I spoke to confirmed my guesses. Before digital technology unsettled both the economics and the routines of book publishing, they explained, most publishers employed battalions of full-time copy editors and proofreaders to filter out an author’s mistakes. Now, they are gone.

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