Suppose you point out a number of typos in a passage - like he wrote argument instead of argument; fiend instead of friend. Obviously these are typos. But to draw attention to them can you say I found lots of tyops in the passage - no sic?
Vali, many of us choose to use (sic) and nothing says you have to… so long as you don't mind taking the blame.
Yes, I found lots of tyops in the passage will go a long way, but still how will your readers know which are quoted errors and which are introduced by you?
The entire point of [sic] is to indicate that this is "as it was written", not your own re-writing or quoting. If you leave it out the typos, misspellings, etc., will be considered your own.