There was one point I forgot to mention in my earlier post about Bethenny Frankel’s book Naturally Thin: Unleash your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. And that is this:
Who edited this thing, Ramona??
I’m not going to go line by error ridden line, as I really do adore Bethenny and hope to one day be her best friend for life. I do want to quickly say that I feel a little bad for her — it brings down the credibility of her words. It is one thing that I never proofread these blogs and they have typos all the time (which makes me cringe but I am lazy). It is another thing to publish a book for wide release with mistakes and incorrect word usages. At one point, Bethenny’s moo shu chicken started oinking and turned into moo shu pork mid-paragraph. Well, which did she eat? Chicken? Pork? Did she even have moo shu? Did she eat ANYTHING she talks about in the book?
Don’t know. What I do know is that her editor should be embarassed.
I write and edit for a living. Yes, I have made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But not only would I be beyond humiliated if I sent something out to a large audience with mistakes of this scope, there would be a hell of a lot of damage to clean up. And it wouldn’t be pretty.
And when I write a book, you can be sure that thing will be edited til its raw.