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Re: Proofreading

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Adiamante, First Mass Market Edition, p. 277

"...except a crazed vorpal's an oxymoron."

Shouldn't it be redundant rather than an oxymoron?
Considering the principles involved, what are the odds that Murphy's Law is named after the wrong guy?
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No doubt it should have been.

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Fairhaven Rising (hardcover)

p389

"So did Taelya and Sheralt, and fortified by the ale Zekkar had brought them..."

Zekkar -> Zekkarat
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Thank you.


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Fairhaven Risig (hardcover)

p347

"Neither Taelya nor I have sensed any. Have you?" As Taelya answered....

Since Taelya is talking to Valchar alone, this doesn't make sense. It makes more sense for Taeyla -> Kaeryla

Even with these editorial failures, this is still an excellent book. The errors have only popped out to me upon re-reading.
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As I described in a recent blog on my website, there were unique circumstances that contributed to the excessive number of typographical errors in Fairhaven Rising.

Thank you for you kind words. A small number of readers have found it "boring" and bereft of "magic," largely, I suspect, because they have little interest in women as real and independent characters.

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Yes, Incels are very annoying.

I've re-read Fairhaven Rising and found a few more items.

p 36

"The traders with large wagons and guards mostly stay there," replied Jessyla.

Jessyla -> Taelya

p 119

Taelya again raised an additional company-sized containment.."What, the large containment?

and on p 122

Taelya released the larger containment...

Beltur has previously had Taelya practicing with company-sized shields, not containments. I'll leave it to you to decide if you want to change containment to shie lds.

p 162

Three additional mages mages aren't likely to make up the difference,

three -> four

p 242

There had only been three traders, and one had been from Sligo, the second had been Lord Korsaen under another name, and the third has been the fur trader from Jellico...

I re-checked Outcasts of Order and while Beltur and Jessyla travelled with Karmult of Lydiar and Vaenturl(Lord Korsaen) to Axalt. Jhotyl and maybe Paastar are the only traders with them on the trip to Rytel. I couldn't find any text stating Paastar was from Sligo. He seems to vanish after being mentioned. In any event, Lord Korsean wasn't with Taelya on that trip.

And lastly,
p 244

"He hired Father and Beltur to protect him..."

I wondered if this would read better as "Father and Uncle Beltur"
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Re: Proofreading

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Also noted...

obviously you read closely!


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