Ah, bitter irony

I’m that guy that notices grammar problems. You know, the little ones that really don’t mean a whole lot in the big picture. Yeah, I’m annoying.

The ironic part is that I submitted the final draft of the article I’m writing for Linux Journal. I had a professional review it for me. I edited it myself. I read it out loud to my poor wife (who graciously listened). Tragically, somewhere between copy and paste, (3) grammatical errors slipped in!!! And I already submitted the final draft!!!

Oh cruel fate, how you mock me…

5 thoughts on “Ah, bitter irony”

  1. Shawn, it happens to all of us. Believe me, as an ex college English instructor, I know. The important thing is not to have it happen when you’re calling someone else out for bad grammar! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All journals do their own proofreading and editing, so I’m sure it’s no big deal. Still, I feel your pain.

  2. Dont let it bug you. Your article was really good I am pretty sure that they will over look those little grammer mistakes. But I do know how it feels to make a mistake at something that you are crazy about. Well good luck I hope that you get your article published you really deserve it!!!

  3. Thank you both. ๐Ÿ™‚ Either way it was fun to write. And yes, an “is/are” mistake is very unlikely to ruin the deal. ๐Ÿ™‚ 3 words wrong out of 2400 isn’t too bad!

  4. It wasn’t rejected, which means it’s most likely in the submission queue. It could either be in the print magazine or online. The former pays more, but the latter still pays well. I’m hoping for the print version, and not just because of the money. ๐Ÿ™‚


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