I started my Learn Where You Live project back in December 2011. It is now June 2013 and I have just finished reviewing the copy edit for my soon to be published article. Before being submitted to a journal, it went through numerous drafts which were edited by various individuals. The article was submitted to two different journals and comments were made by 5 peer-reviewers. Then the copy editor reviewed the paper finding 6 additional errors. I went through it again, and then again and found another 14.
Some of my biggest problems were:
- For example: university in a general sense, University when referring to a specific place
- Two articles that I noted in my reference list were never cited in my paper. According to APA style guidelines, they should be removed from my reference list.
- I had a missing volume number on one reference
- I had inconsistently spelled an author's last name and represented the date incorrectly once within the body of the article
I am left wondering what other errors remain, soon to be discovered by the world of academia!