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December 29th, 2007

Proofreading fun

Just before Christmas, I received the page proofs of my new Halloween book for proofreading and indexing. I was trying to explain to one non-writer friend how this works; he asked me why the author would do the final proofing.

Last night I got the perfect answer for him: I actually found one mistake in which the word "and" had somehow been set down as the word "anal".

That's why I want to be the final proofreader!