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."
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.