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>>>>Authors are the same as athletes or actors. As soon as they're getting paid for celebrity value rather than actual production their quality tends to suffer.

SB: Maybe so, but that doesn't explain why the *editors* don't correct the more obvious grammatical errors. Isn't that their job? I'm not talking about something that would ruin the elegance of a soaring description of the cosmos; I'm simply referring to basic sentence structure. Why wouldn't a competent editor correct that stuff? They seemed to in earlier works by those authors, but not in the later stuff.

Are the authors cranking out stuff too fast for the editors to keep up, or are the authors demanding that the editors not change anything? (Perhaps there is a shortage of editors these days due to the economy (i.e., layoffs) and there aren't enough to go around.)

Mark.
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