The author brought his concerns to me and asked me to make a few corrections. I'm pretty sure that doesn't cast me in any sort of Mommy role. I think the word you're looking for here is, um, "editor." Also, how does inserting an editor's note alerting readers that some corrections were made after the piece was published constitute "pretending mistakes never happened"?
The mistakes were not huge, the information was clearly helpful to a large number of people, and we were as forthright and transparent as it's possible to be in making sure everyone was aware that we made some slight revisions. How on earth does that kind of accountability and follow-up constitute "promoting and encouraging lousy work"?
On a side note, you're welcome.
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