Monday, May 22, 2023

received formal apology

I sent a note to my editor at the Journal. Showed what I had proofread and effectively approved versus was what published. I also I relayed my anger and my concern on how readers view these kinds of mistakes.

Nikki forwarded my note to James and asked what happened.

I received the following:

Subject:  Re:  Fwd:  error in Journal
Date:  2023-05-22 23:10
From:  James Edgar
To:  Blake Nancarrow
Copy:  Nebulous Nikki

Dear Blake, this is all my fault and for that I apologize profusely.  I can correct the online version, but the print version is already completed.

I intended the instruction to put the software name  in "italics" -- I have no idea where "Fourmila" came from.  There will be an errata in the forthcoming _Journal_.

Again, my deepest apologies.

James Edgar, FRASC, UE
Editor, RASC _Observer's Handbook_
Minor Planet (22421) Jamesedgar 

I greatly appreciate the apology. 

It is very disturbing though when he says he does not know how it happened.

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