Another Proof of Big Creek

Patricia, of Hugo House, sent me a final proof of Big Creek yesterday. Andy and I both read it today.  I was shocked how many errors I found yet again and I am not even a good proofreader. It took me all day to read and markup with only a break for lunch and then a walk around the Alliance grounds in the late afternoon.  Andy went through it much faster than I did.  He said he is faster but, I am more thorough.  I found so many errors that I am going to read it again tomorrow to make sure I catch as many as I can.

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8 thoughts on “Another Proof of Big Creek

  1. thejuicenut November 6, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Oh that’s disappointing, I hope you get them all this time! 😊

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    • Dinata Misovec November 7, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      I’m sure I missed some. I’ve read it so many times that I don’t even see half-sentences anymore. I just read what I meant to say. This is extremely frustrating!

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      • thejuicenut November 8, 2016 / 5:45 am

        I wrote a book detailing my family history research to be given as a Christmas gift for every member of my family. I edited and edited, read and re-read, sent it to 2 people (one a teacher, one a university lecturer) amd when ai got it back from the printer I read it again. Still there were typos! Even when I’ve taken it off the shelf since then, I still find a small mistake!

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      • Dinata Misovec November 9, 2016 / 6:45 pm

        Well, I guess it is comforting to know that I’m not the only one! I hate to find a typo in a book I am reading. I don’t know why it annoys me so, but it does. I’ll probably be pulling my hair out when I find them in my own book!

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  2. cas olverson November 6, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    say what? who made the errors? “typesetter”? publishing house? i can’t believe you would b/c you’re such an excellent writer, linguist, etc.

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    • Dinata Misovec November 7, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Some of it is my fault for not being good with Word. But there were a number of errors introduced while making corrections. There were so many errors that I think I must have been sent an older version. I can’t believe anyone proofed it. I sent it back tonight with some unkind words.

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  3. milliethom November 13, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I think many of us feel like pulling our hair out over editing. It’s the tiny things with me, like missing out speech marks when I correct things suggested by my editor. In other words, I correct the mistake in question, but make others in places that were OK before. (My typing skills are abysmal.) I’ve even had to correct a few such things since the books were published – which is easy enough to do with ebooks, but not so easy with the print versions. Editing is such a long, drawn out process. I know you’ve got there by now because I’ve peeped at your latest post – which I’ll get to later on. I thought I’d just check on your journey to publication first.

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    • Dinata Misovec November 13, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      The journey was frustrating. I was expecting more guidance from the publisher. I started out with rough blogs. That is still the heart of it with no editorial suggestions other than to reduce the word count and to add some essays. I had already broken up the short anecdotal short paragraphs with more background on various subjects. I just hope that when it is finally out, that I won’t be too embarrassed by all the errors I find in print!

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