Will you prroofread Chinwag’s new book?
I’ve spent this morning profreading the final artwork for Chinwag’s Tale. Â This is the quality cheking that goes on before we finaly commit to printing. Â It should be simple – check the speling, check the punctuation, chick the facts – but it turns out to beÂ frustratingly, maddeningly dificult!
The brain autmatically corrects so much of what we see, without even bothering to acknowledge there’s a problem.
So many people have already proofread this book, yet this morning Â I’ve spotted words m ssing, splling Â mstakes, and aÂ wrong IBSN number. It’s a wonder we’ve got the title right!
It’s never a good idea for a writer to proof read their own work – they always end up seeing what they thought they wrote. Â So how about you? Â Would you help by proofreading a pdf? Â And if you do, will you promise to keep it completely secret?
If you’d like to support the under-dog and help him become top dog, get in touch. We’ll emailÂ copies to the first five eagle-eyed proofreaders who volunteer.
PS Most of the mistakes in this peace wereÂ intentional…but I bet some weren’t!
PPS Why is it that I’m better at proofreading after I’ve presssed “Publish”?