In today's poem in The Writer’s Almanac, "The League of Minor Characters" by Kathleen Flenniken, in line six, "When his doctor calls with test results, most of usv decide to remain," what is "usv"? Don't you employ proof readers? It's otherwise a good poem. Too bad you keep messing up the good ones.
P. S. Just keeping in touch, as you requested again today.
Thank you for the proofreading. I will have someone look into it. It's a great thing that a man as busy as yourself has the time to attend to these details.
You're a writer, too. Don't you hate proofing errors? I loathe them, and a writer should never be too busy to shirk proofreading details, especially when those details have to do with other people's work, such as poems that you have requested to reprint. It's not only insulting to the person who is doing you a favor, it is humiliating to him or her when friends see the way an editor has abused the work in question.
You're absolutely right as always, is all I can say, and we're thrilled to hear from you from time to time and get the benefit of your thinking. We will fire our proofreader and find another. As for the poems on the Almanac, we can never hope to reach your standard so there's no point in discussing it. Some people have taste and others just plod along as best they can.
Please don't fire your proofreader. Times are hard. Perhaps just send him to camp at Guantanamo for a week or so. That’s what I’d do if I were you.
P. S. Don't wait too long. President Obama is going to shut it down.
You are the soul of kindness. I will tell Brett that his life has been spared. But I trust that your vigilance to typos at poetry websites will not relax for one minute. We are counting on you.
I read your page every day, so it's not a problem to spot typos (if you really want me to keep calling your attention to them). One of the reasons I do is because I am writing Epitaphs for the Poets for a new on-line magazine, and I use your Almanac to check for poets I may have missed. I've done several score by now. I'll attach what I have so far, for you to glance at if you choose.
Mr. Turco ----- Of COURSE we want you to spot typos and point out each and every one. It takes a keen eye to spot something like "usv" instead of "us" and write to the website and chastise them for ruining the poem, and though I'm astonished that you find the time to do this, what with your own work and all, nonetheless we can only profit from your attention. Keillor
Very funny, Lew, And of course you are right about proofreading. We are back in Os now & have about two inches of snow this a.m. Time to put away my shorts & find my long pants. Our best to Jean (& you), Tom
This arrived just in time to make me clean
my reading glasses as the river rises. It's
November. Winter issue ahead!
Very funny, Lew,
And of course you are right about
We are back in Os now & have
about two inches of snow this a.m.
Time to put away my shorts & find
my long pants.
Our best to Jean (& you),