But I see them *all* the damn time. In almost *every* single piece that I read. Not only in LJ, but on the author sites as well. Beta'd. Posted. Archived. And *not* error free. And it's usually just little things, mostly of the "spellcheck is so not my friend" variety. But once in a while, I'll catch a cultural one. Like the other day, I read a piece by an author whose toenail clippings I am unfit to collect and she had Xander say something no American, at least no Californian, would say. It stuck out. Pulled me out of the moment with a big "huh". It was such a *tiny* thing, so subtle. Did I leave feedback pointing it out? No. Did I leave feedback of any kind? No, like I said, toenail clippings. Why would she want to read anything this snot-nosed new kid has to say?
Believe me, I'm not fit to beta anything. I'm the queen of the comma splice and the sentence fragment. I start sentences with connectives all the damn time. I never know whether to use a semi-colon or a hyphen. I'm not the quintessential authority on Spikespeak, Xanderspeak, Angelspeak, what-have-you. I haven't memorized dialogue. I've never seen a shooting script. I am not beta material. So if I, non-beta qualified me, can spot these errors, surely the others do too? And if nobody else says anything, who am I to do so?
But maybe it's like letting somebody walk around with a spot of mustard on their face. Nobody wants to embarrass them so nobody says anything.
I don't know. Tell me what to do. Please.