I stopped reading Stephen King's work, in the 80's. The editing had become terrible to the point that I could no longer get into the stories. It was not so much misspellings as words were incorrect (but spelled correctly) and therefore missed by the spell checker. I'm reading "Twilight" (don't judge me), which I have read before. However the last time I read this series, I had not written my own work. Now I am finding a tremendous amount of errors! I have edited my own writing enough that I've realized something... If your reader "gets into" the story, there are any number of mistakes they will miss! We all probably see it in our work. Sixth time reading it through and you are still finding a ton of corrections that need to be made (I write them on my bookmark and end up with 3-4 double-sided post-its worth of wrong-word/grammar corrections!). That doesn't mean you don't have to edit but it does mean that a good story will let the reader flow into it. UNLESS! Unless there are so many errors that you are never able to settle into the flow of the story. Did anyone else become more attuned to mistakes in other's writing after embarking on their own endeavors? Or am I just suddenly becoming a picky, holier-than-thou snob?