Okay, I admit it, I am an obsessive-compulsive fixer of typos and punctuation wherever I see it...except I have so far resisted changing *any* typo or punctuation mistakes in the interviews. For example just this evening I saw something like this in an interview (I am making the actual text up, but the actual error in punctuation happened):
RJ: I typed three chapters that day. they were all good work.
Now its obvious that "they" should have been "They." Someone made a mistake in typing. Is that fair game for an editor's touch? Or, because it is a personal interview, do we leave it alone?
I am not asking whether prose should be smoothed, or grammar fixed. The answer to both subjects are clearly "no." And neither should reported facts be changed. But obvious typos and punctuation; shouldn't they be fixed?
Pedantic 00:19, November 15, 2011 (UTC)