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Jeff Deck
Photo credit: Aaron LashuaJeff Deck is the author, with Benjamin D. Herson, of "The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time." He has been an editor at various houses of ill repute in Washington D.C. and Boston. In 2008, he took a road trip across the U.S.... show more
Photo credit: Aaron LashuaJeff Deck is the author, with Benjamin D. Herson, of "The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time." He has been an editor at various houses of ill repute in Washington D.C. and Boston. In 2008, he took a road trip across the U.S. with friends to fix typos in signs, an adventure that revealed much of the nation's innermost secrets-- grammatical and otherwise-- but that also very nearly landed him and Herson in the federal pokey. Deck enjoys speculative fiction, video games, and historical inquiries, and has been known to draw comics on occasion.
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Surrounded by Books
Surrounded by Books rated it 6 years ago
I really wanted to like this book, based on the premise. Two friends on road trip, correcting all the misspellings on signs and menus. Combining grammar with a buddy movie! Sure!But the book itself needed an editor for the sheer weight of the unnecessary adjectives and pretentious prose. I'm willing...
Osho
Osho rated it 7 years ago
An amusing cross-country sojourn to correct typos, including prosecution for unwittingly desecrating an historical sign. The tone wears on one in places, but I can't fault their intentions, and do admire their discussions of descriptive versus prescriptive linguistics.The first major typo I remember...
Books: A true story
Books: A true story rated it 8 years ago
I loved the writing style and the deeper things he found on the journey. It was funny, too.This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story
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