Sunday, February 13, 2011

Donning the hair shirt

Three books for a total of 265,000 works to line edit.

It's going to take a month or two. I have finally learnt that slow is the only way.

I'm getting lots of minor punctuation and formatting screw-ups, thanks to upping the font size and enabling the mark-up. Typos or 'wrong words' that don't get picked up on the spell check are running at about one every eight pages. I'm doing a few minor wording changes too, as I sometimes slip into 'Yoda" mode when writing I am.

Those wondering why I don't pay somebody are probably not from New Zealand, where we do it ourselves-at least for the first couple of times ;-)