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Old June 30th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Default [Freelance Traveller] Issue 019 Available for Download

The July 2011 issue of Freelance Traveller is available for download now!

In this issue, we open a new section of Critics' Corner, with two Traveller-centric reviews of fiction by Shannon Appelcline. The sagas of both the Burrowwolf and the Chicken-and-Waffles (Drop Out) continue, and we have the usual miscellaneous assortment of ideas and inspirations for your perusal.

Download it from http://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/ !
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Thanks again!

As always, another awesome and generous contribution, but I couldn't help but be amused by the following found on pg 18.

Speaking of deficient editing, the text was scat-
tered: rules that should have be logically paired to-
gether were often found in radically different sec-
tions. This might sound like nitpicking, but it does
makes it sometimes difficult to read and compre-
hend, ...
Being an online publication, perhaps such is easy to fix?
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Being an online publication, perhaps such is easy to fix?
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Yeah, that was me being a little punchy after being up too long; I tend not to catch EVERYTHING. Obviously, that was one of "kafka"'s reviews; his English tends to need a little work.

If I were to fix it, chances are I'd end up reformatting large chunks of both the US-Letter and ISO-A4 versions of the magazine; there are some places already where I've cheated and squeezed stuff past the "official" margins. I'll look at it, but chances are I won't fix the PDFs - but when the articles go up on the website next month, they'll be fixed there.
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Oh - its not really any kind of problem!

The article, as with the rest of the magazines content, is quality - and the price makes any editorial 'nit-picks' merely a trivial observation. This one just had that extra touch of ironic humor I couldn't resist sharing.

Wouldn't waste any time on such trivial edits if reflow is a real potential issue.

Thanks again - and looking forward to the next one!
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Yeah, that was me being a little punchy after being up too long; I tend not to catch EVERYTHING. Obviously, that was one of "kafka"'s reviews; his English tends to need a little work.

If I were to fix it, chances are I'd end up reformatting large chunks of both the US-Letter and ISO-A4 versions of the magazine; there are some places already where I've cheated and squeezed stuff past the "official" margins. I'll look at it, but chances are I won't fix the PDFs - but when the articles go up on the website next month, they'll be fixed there.
Sorry, English is not my first language or even my second. So, I am dependent on what the machine tells me is right, if it seems wrong, sometimes I go with intuition which gets me in all sorts of trouble. Not wanting to sound defensive but merely offering an explanation.
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Sorry, English is not my first language or even my second. ...
Which means your English is likely better than mine, as English is my native tongue!

I only pointed out the grammer/typos for their irony (them being in a paragraph about deficient editing). Its not like this was rules, laws or technical information. If there were any other mistakes, I completely overlooked them while enjoying the article.

Above all - Thanks for the informative review!

(Hmmm... extra irony - I had to repost this!)
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No it isnt! One link is for issue 20 and the other is for issue 18!! Where is issue 19? Also by the way the bottom link on that download page for issue 19 gives you issue 18.
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No it isnt! One link is for issue 20 and the other is for issue 18!! Where is issue 19? Also by the way the bottom link on that download page for issue 19 gives you issue 18.
Aargh! OK, the links to the current (August) issue on the main page are corrected as of when I said they were in the Issue 20 announcement, but yes, the links to the July issue on the July back-issue page are indeed for the June issue. They'll be fixed by 20:00 EDT 2 Aug 2011.

I really wish that web management software could read my mind and fix these sorts of errors...
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