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Fe de Erratas

Definition of Fe de Erratas

  1. Fe de Erratas is known as evidence of errors in the writing, grammar and spelling of a publication.
  2. The Fe de Erratas is a list that shows the end of a publication with the errors in the text and the different amendments that must be made. It is normally used to avoid reprinting the text and to reduce costs.
  3. List of errors in a manuscript identified by the author or a reviewer and that must be solved in the editing process.

SYNONYMS FOR FE DE ERRATAS

  1. Bug report
  2. List of mistakes
  3. Notice of necessary corrections
  4. Manuscript errors

ORIGIN OF FE DE ERRATAS

Fe de Erratas comes from the Latin errata which means “wrong things” or “mistakes”. It began to be used in the sense of the necessary corrections of a text from the seventeenth century.

Little by little its use was extended and it has become one of the best known editorial terms. It is a crucial tool for periodicals, books, mailings and others that need to amend their information.

CURIOSITIES OF FE DE ERRATAS

  1. Fe de Erratas can also be used in official communications or documents already issued.
  2. The emails do not escape a misprint. They are used by adding the subject “Fe de Erratas” and then the errors and corrections present in a previously sent email are mentioned.