I went to see “The Proposal” tonight with some girlfriends, fully prepared to be AMAZED by what Hollywood thinks a book editor does all day. There were, shall we say, some inaccuracies.
Not the least of which was mistaking Massachusetts for Alaska, but that’s another issue all together.
One of the details I thought dated the movie a bit were the stack of clean manuscripts on Sandra Bullock’s editor’s desk. I’m not sure I know of any editors who still reads hard copy submissions.
And I asked about this on Twitter, but I will admit my curiosity is not yet satisfied — what movies and/or books have displayed rampant mistakes in portraying careers, to your mind? The comments are open!