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Chris Thomas

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2015, 09:50:02 PM »
Dear Richard

Your proposal, like certain budget proposals, do not add up, with regard to the cost of printing and postage.

With regard to holding back the digital copied for two days to allow the UK copies to be delivered is also unworkable, as the European readers get theirs in one day, as European postal deliveries are more efficient.

In reality the day the magazine goes to the printers, which is 1st of the month, I could send out all the digital copies of the magazine. But we (Jean and I) agree on what day the paper copies will be posted and then I send out the digital copies on the same day. Now you may say that if I despatch them in the evening of that day (which I do if it is a working day), the readers in America, Australia and New Zealand will see them first. Which ever way I do it, somebody will be first and somebody will be last and that is life.

Just be comforted by the fact that the paper copies of Rumcar News may be still around in 100 years time, while the digital copies will be nothing more than some binary code.

I hope that makes you feel better Richard.

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2015, 10:03:58 PM »
Not much   ;D ok perhaps I should have said if 200 readers went digital you would lose £1700 even with cost of postage taken out I don't think you could produce a printed mag with what's left so I am pretty sure the mail readers are holding the thing together ? Enough already  :)
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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2015, 11:05:06 AM »
Dear Rumcar News Readers

My postman has just delivered my copy of RCN and so I presume that you will have received your copy  today as well. By tomorrow Saturday I hope everybody in every far flung corner of the English speaking world will have received their copy of RCN.

I take it from the silence that most of you are reading your issue from cover to cover.

Happy reading

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2015, 12:07:23 PM »
Hi Just received mine.
Like the article about the forum. Is this a one off or going to be a regular item.

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2015, 12:40:45 PM »
Mines is I believe at home awaiting me . I can then read all about the Gordon for sale that up to now I know nothing of  ;)
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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2015, 01:02:02 PM »
Dear Malcolm

If Forum Followers is of interest to readers then most certainly I would like to make it a regular feature now I do not have the Foyles book page.

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2015, 01:02:48 PM »
Dear Richard

GET EXCITED!!!!

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2015, 04:38:19 PM »
Thank you Chris nice looking mag  ;)
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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 05:29:54 PM »
Dear Readers

Has anybody spotted the error that was not picked up by our proof reader?

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2015, 06:19:36 PM »
Well the first proof reader is the editor himself isn't it Chris  ;) s brief scan showed an incomplete bracket but surely you are looking for more than that
« Last Edit: March 20, 2015, 06:21:12 PM by richard »
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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2015, 06:22:31 PM »
Has anybody spotted the error that was not picked up by our proof reader?

July Events have been renamed "MAY 2015" for this year's events on page 31.

Also- the Lane Motor Museum is not having an event this year in May, that announcement was from last year.

so that is two.

oh and the last sentence on page 32 says:
We look forward to hearing from you .
There is an extra space at the end before the period.
so that is three errors?

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2015, 07:58:25 PM »
Wow, Chris - what a dangerous question!

It's difficult, perhaps impossible, for an author to proofread his own writing (he sees what he meant, not what he put), so there'll always be something you'd later change.  But if you challenge people to look for errors, you may get back more than you thought :-[

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2015, 08:03:45 PM »
i think perhaps he is taunting his proofreader  ;) . Whilst Jim may be correct in the foolstop it is very picky  :) a :) and you cannot blame the proofreader for incorrect information , as long as it reads correctly . July is INEXCUSABLE !!
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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2015, 08:23:44 PM »
Oh Bother. You spotted it.

I was hoping it would encourage our readers to read every word very carefully.

Proof reading your own words is almost impossible. Read somebody else's work and the errors almost jump off the page.

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Re: RCN 124 Spring 2015
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 09:19:46 PM »
I was hoping it would encourage our readers to read every word very carefully.

the words are correct.
they are just in the wrong places.