But Jonah has one more request.
Favor from Readers
The paperback is coming in the spring and in addition
to a new post-election chapter I need to provide the publisher with a list of
fixes for typographical and other discrete errors. I can't do wholesale
revisions. But if I got a date wrong, misspelled a name, etc. I can make those
sorts of fixes. I have a few. But if you can recall others, please send them
along to me with the subject header "revision." Thanks!
And we are supposed to take conservative intellectuals seriously?
Jonah Goldberg--the comedy gift that keeps on giving.
Well, I'll at least give him credit for wanting to correct his errors and mistakes, unlike others of his profession that we know. But doesn't the publisher employ people called "editors" to do this sort of work? It's hard to see this sort of stuff in your own writing, so I understand why he'd want an objective outsider to help with it, but it's professionally published. You want me to help you with your mistakes, Jonah? Sure. I charge $75 an hour.
Though you'd have to pay me a lot more than that to even read Jonah's book in the first place.
He could, you know, PAY a copy editor. There are probably several thousand of them available in New York alone.
I have a feeling the editor knew that fact-checking wouldn't be a priority to Jonah's readers. I can't remember who edited the book, but I do remember he was the son of some famous conservative too.
Julia, I know a freelance editor in New York who's incredibly detailed and relentless in her editing. She'd reduce him to tears in minutes, however.
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