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Old 12-25-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mr. Winick's book...

I got it for Christmas this morning (after many hints to my wife!) I love the look of it, but...

What happened to proper spelling and grammar and diction in this country? Glancing through the book quickly, mostly just looking at the pictures while seeing other gifts ahead of me, I read one quick sentence...and found a typo.

Later, when I sat down to really read the book, I counted no less than a dozen errors. I am not downplaying Mr. Winick's work on the actual trailers. It is amazing! I am not attacking him personally or professionally...but I may be attacking his book editor, if he even used one. As a former English teacher and published author of many hobby/trade journal articles, typos embarrass me. When I buy a book for $30, it should be nearly perfect. I am owed that as a consumer.

The current texting generation will only make this poor-writing trend worse.

I will enjoy the book nonetheless. It will go great with my collection of vintage RV books already on the library shelf.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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I didn't know his book was out, I'll have to check it out. His handiwork has always been pretty impressive, and when I was re-doing the floor in my own trailer he even answered some emails to help me figure out what I was doing, so I think he's an ok guy too
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