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steven brockwell

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Proofing.
Posted: May 30, 2014 12:12 AM
 
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After months of proofing, editing some of my work I thought that I was finally ready to re-lease my latest book. However, a friend of mine advised me to first order a paperback copy and go through the whole book once or twice again. Well, that's what I did and to my horror, I must have found at least 50 more errors!
I don't know why, but when you are reading something on paper for some reason the mistakes just seem to stick more that when you are reading it on a screen.
so everyone take my advise and that of many others and down load a printed version you will be surprised at what you will find.

good luck xx
Notjohn

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Re: Proofing.
Posted: Jun 1, 2014 4:12 AM   in response to: steven brockwell in response to: steven brockwell
 
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It is certainly true that mistakes are found most easily on the printed page. I am much more meticulous about proofing the print edition if there is one, compared to the work I do on e-books alone. (For one thing, it's more difficult to fix the print edition, and in the case of Createspace it goes off sale while the corrections are being made.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Jenna Grey

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Re: Proofing.
Posted: Jun 7, 2014 4:19 AM   in response to: steven brockwell in response to: steven brockwell
 
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Hi Steven,

Sorry, tried to post a proper reply but Mad Bot won't let me. I was really just saying that a print out of some kind is essential to catch all the stragglers.

I hope you've caught them all now!
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