Sunday, 24 February 2008

Looking all official-like

Woo hoo, the galleys are here. These are the final proof pages of the book before it becomes available to the public.

So my fellow Spinners and I are all reading over the pages with eagle eyes and fine tooth combs and any other finicky cliches, so that we can spot any tyops. Typos.

Now is not the time to save the trees. The only way I can proof read properly is to print out my story and hold it in my hands, pencil at the ready. Somebody's probably done a study to explain why, but all I know is that I can spot things much easier in printed form than on a screen.

In the mean time, The Enchanted Faerie is officially listed as coming soon on The Wild Rose Press website, which is very exciting. I am really looking forward to seeing this book out in the wider world.

1 comment:

Lady Heidi, Duchess of Kneale said...

Three passes of galleys:

1. General readthrough. See if anything catches your eye.

2. Reading backwards. Yep, backwards. Start with the last sentence and go from there. You'd be surprised to see how many tyops one will find.

3. Single line read. Get a piece of paper and cut out a square the exact size of one line. Place over galley and read one line at a time.

wordver: lojabo. Sounds Mexican.