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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby iloveshineeKEY » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:52 pm

In Twilight, Bella says that Edward's chest is incandescent. If something is incandescent, then it is so hot that it gives off light.. if Edward's an ice block, how can he be glowing from heat?
The word chagrined is also used several times, and I don't think that's actually a word, chagrin is a noun but it can't be used as an adjective. (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby Openhome » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:57 pm

It says iridescent, which means luminous or seeming to alter the light. Chagrined is a verb. Chagrin is the noun. It means to be embarrassed or distressed usually about a failure.
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby Melody » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:34 am

Ive never really noticed any mistakes - you are all very perceptive :lol:
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby Tiger_kitten » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:06 am

Errors in the books are incredibly annoying, it just makes me wish I could be a copyeditor for Stephenie, and then I am wisted away into a very happy amazing world where I get to read Stephenie's work beforehand, and even fix any errors (my dream job, copyediting)... And then I come back to the real world and am rather upset I do not get to do said dream job, specifically for Stephenie, which would be a thousand times more amazing. Ha ha.
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby pyrosis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:04 pm

There are a couple of things that don't make sense to me... but please correct me if I got anything wrong.

Breaking Dawn, when Alice has the vision of the Volturi coming to Forks:
Everyone, esp. Carlisle is asking why the Volturi are coiming, they all seem very surprised and don't understand what's going on.
But since we know what Bree Tanner let Edward know in Eclipse, I would have expected a different reaction to the invasion of the Volturi, because Edward knew that Victoria's Army didn't do the job - now the Volturi come themselves to finish it. And maybe that's even more reason for the Volturi to kill the Cullens, because the Cullens know (or should know) that the Volturi are not playing fair. But all that is never mentioned in Breaking Dawn.

In Breaking Dawn on the battle field:
Bella is shielding all her family and witnesses. Edward goes over to Aro. Aro reads Edward's mind. BUT Edward is now outside the shield and can't hear any mind that's under the shield. Shouldn't Aro have noticed that? Especially when Bella, Emmet, Jake and Renessmee are going over to meet Aro.
You know, Edward, as a brother you are sometimes a dissappointment

Oh, never mind! my less noble side exulted

Then the jokes about the world's only clumsy vampire would start

'Bout time someone scored around here
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby Silver Rose » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:19 pm

pyrosis wrote:In Breaking Dawn on the battle field:
Bella is shielding all her family and witnesses. Edward goes over to Aro. Aro reads Edward's mind. BUT Edward is now outside the shield and can't hear any mind that's under the shield. Shouldn't Aro have noticed that? Especially when Bella, Emmet, Jake and Renessmee are going over to meet Aro.


I agree with you on that. I remember Bella saying to herself after she discovered just how powerful her shield could be that, since Edward had no idea that it was that powerful, so Aro wouldn't know either. Edward knew that if people were under Bella's shield, he couldn't hear their thoughts. Aro knows that now too. And like you said, since everyone is now under Bella's shield, he must have noticed that he could no longer hear their thoughts. Now Aro knows that as well, after touching Edward. They both definitely should have noticed that something was wrong.
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby pyrosis » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:03 am

here's another one:

As far as I understand it nobody in La Push knows about the wolves except for:
the wolves (obviously)
the council
people the wolves imprinted on

Why do they keep it a secret? Since they all don't age unless they stop shifting, don't they think that someone will notice, when Quil looks like 25 at the age of 40 (which will be his age when Claire is old enough to marry him). Since Sam is the Alpha he probarbly won't stop shifting for a while, so he won't age either. The others might be able to give up their wolve sooner.
And they can't leave La Push, they are the protectors of the tribe. So what are they gonna do?
You know, Edward, as a brother you are sometimes a dissappointment

Oh, never mind! my less noble side exulted

Then the jokes about the world's only clumsy vampire would start

'Bout time someone scored around here
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby smitten_by_twilight » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:17 am

Thank you so much for starting this thread! I truly believe that poor professional copyreading is contributing to increasingly poor literacy in America at large, and am considering work as a copy editor. Anyone know the salary range?

Here's what I caught the last time through BD:

(pb 399) I clutched at the pale silk that covered my skin .... (This in the context of what Bella wore immediately after first waking as a vampire.)
(pb 408) Tightly fitted ice-blue silk?
(pb 410) And then stopped when the tight satin split six inches up my thigh. (Same dress.)
(pb 423) The claws that had been so ineffectual against my skin had had more success with the thin satin.

Looks like someone couldn't decide. :? Silk and satin are definitely two different materials and the dress is not described as being a mix of materials. I think even Bella could tell the difference between them, even before the change.

Here's what I think is the biggest error I've yet seen in professionally edited and published material:

(BD pb 153) "Quil dropped to his knees - Claire screamed and pulled his hair like a horse's reigns."

Homophone lesson: :geek:
rain (n): wet stuff falling from the sky
reign (n): the length of time that a particular ruler, rules over a nation (can also be a verb)
rein (n): item used to restrain or hold back something or someone, especially as in the reins of a horse.

I believe there was a mad Roman Emperor whose horse did have a reign, but not reigns, and I don't know of any other horse's reigns since then. ;)

Most of the other errors I've seen have been passable off as typos, omissions - sloppy, but not criminal. I appreciate people posting about directional errors cause I never catch that stuff.
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby smitten_by_twilight » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:05 pm

In Breaking Dawn on the battle field:
Bella is shielding all her family and witnesses. Edward goes over to Aro. Aro reads Edward's mind. BUT Edward is now outside the shield and can't hear any mind that's under the shield. Shouldn't Aro have noticed that? Especially when Bella, Emmet, Jake and Renessmee are going over to meet Aro.

I noticed that, too. I think maybe Edward was distracted by everything going on, including trying not to make any strategic plans that Aro would then read, but with that big vampire mind that's kind of thin as an excuse. I dunno ....

One more thing for now: in NM Bella says she was hunted by vampires during her last spring break, too. This is not technically correct, as she talked to Jessica over the phone just before going to play baseball with the Cullens and Jessica said she'd see her the next day at school. This might work broadly, though. Maybe spring break was the next week, while she was still in the hospital in Phoenix. Little calendar issues ....

Still love the books. Just finished the 10th read-through ... jonesing for more! :D
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Re: Twilight books editing errors?

Postby Jeakat » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:05 am

I've only noticed one mistake, so it was great to see all the ones I've missed!

In Eclipse, Bella states that she's had her first day of final exams while she's on her way to Jacob's house. Later, still at Jacob's house, she thinks about the fact that her high school years are behind her now that she's finished all of her finals.
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