Friday, August 22, 2008

Today's Controversial Decision

I decided not to pay for it; the story's in matchprint already, and it'd be $400.

The error: " your grandmother's bridal bouquet can be easily recreated at your own wedding."

A hyphen is tradition: re-created.

But I think readers will go right to the proper meaning; we seldom use any form of "recreate" as a verb.

What would you have done?


The Ridger, FCD said...

I'm not sure what you're asking. What would have been $400 - a correction?

In any case, I'd have let it go. No one will misunderstand it.

JW said...

At matchprint stage, I absolutely would have let it go. But I'd still be mentally flogging myself for having missed it in the first place, even though each of us is human.

-- A fellow copyeditor who's really happy she found this blog!