What is erratum?

What Does erratum Mean

From the Latin errāta ( "wrong things" ), an errata is a material mistake that appears in a print or in a manuscript . The errata list is known as the errata list that is inserted at the beginning or end of a book and that the reader must take into account regarding the necessary amendments to the text. In the case of newspapers or periodicals, the errata is usually published the day or edition following the mistake.

Errata is often used to correct minor errors (such as a typo or misspelling). When errors are conceptual or affect the construction of a sentence, the errata is not enough and the work must be reprinted.

For example : a news item is published in a newspaper whose headline indicates that a 56-year-old man has died in a traffic accident. However, the victim was actually 60 years old. For this reason, the following day, the newspaper must publish a misprint where it corrects the news and clarifies the correct age of the deceased man.
Another example of a misprint: "The emperor, amused by the performance of the jester, began to applaud" is a phrase that is published in a novel. To correct the error, the publisher includes a list of misprints at the end of the work and the correct sentence is published: "The emperor, amused by the jester's performance, began to applaud."
Despite this differentiation, from the spheres of Language it has already been stated that this is not the correct one.
It is important to make clear that in many occasions what is errata is often confused with error faith and they are different issues. Thus, the first is that set of infractions, basically of a typographical type, that are committed in the printing of a publication of different types and that are tried to solve by adding a page where they are reported.
On the contrary, the faith of errors is all that group of erroneous information that usually deals with the content and that where they appear is in the newspapers, newspapers and magazines. These lead to the publication itself having the urgent need to publish the appropriate corrections and clarifications. The "Letters to the editor" section is often the one that usually tells of this type of mistake.
In digital media, the inclusion of errata is not frequent since the contents can be edited at any time without major complications for the author.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore the existence of a company that makes use of the term that we are now analyzing. It is specifically the Editorial Errata Naturae, which is identified as being independent and characterized by having collections where culture in general is welcomed.
More precisely, we can determine that both cinema and philosophy, science, art or politics have a place in this company, which also advocates the various literary genres. By this we mean that it has both narrative and poetic, theatrical or essay publications.

And, in this way, it is considered that readers can find in it everything that interests them on a given subject.

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