Ms Reid:Of course you are, and thank goodness.
While searching for a literary agent to whom I could submit a query letter, I came across your entry in my "2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market" handbook .
And I have to tell you, it gave me a chuckle.
On your "How to Send Work" page under "MAIL:" you wrote:
"DO include an SASE. We prefer you send a #10 business envelope with a first class stamp and that we recycle your manuscript."
"and that we recyle your manuscript" makes no sense in this sentence (to me).
You also wrote:
"DO proof read and spell check carefully. We expect you to care about your craft.
Sloppy proofreading is a danger sign."
Shouldn't "proof read" be "proofread" ?
And then you wrote:
"...we suggest attending a writers' conferences to help you... "
"a" is singular. "writers' conferences" is plural.
Just trying to be helpful!
I will immediately rush right out and have all the copies of this 2007 edition of the book recalled; insist they be burned (preferably at the stake to prevent any kind of further contamination); and, have new, corrected copies hand delivered to everyone who was so damaged by these clearly sloppy, egregious, and intentional errors for which I am personally and only responsible. 2008 and 2009 editions are of course exempt, but I know you want to use the old reliable 2007 edition.
Thank you so much for making me aware of this. I've made sure to note your email address and name so I can take instant action on all further communication from you.
Yours most gratefully,
(oh wait, should that really be you r s most?)