Friday, March 18, 2011

It's in the Proof

Just ordered five proof copies of Eternal Knight this morning. They should arrive in five days. Can't wait!

Anyone want to be a proof reader? You'll get a proof copy of the novel (temporary cover, no jacket info, no interior info--just formatted text) and will need to carefully read with a pen in hand.

This is what I'm looking for:

1) Spelling mistakes
2) Grammar errors
3) Formatting problems (especially underlines that should be italics).
4) Terrible word choice or repeated words on the same page.

This is not what I'm looking for:
1) Writing suggestions. This won't be a critique session, just proof reading.
2) Story advice (Hey, Matt, maybe Hadde should be a 45 year old man instead of a 21 year old woman. Oh, and she/he should carry a six-shooter).

If you are in the Philly area, all the better. However, if you can offer a fast turnaround and solid proof reading, I'll happily mail one off. (Unless you live in, say, Thailand.) I'm putting out the open call because I don't want the proof reading done by critique partners or anyone else who has already read the manuscript.

Thanks for the help!

Next post: the checklist of things still to be done.

Countdown to release date: 44 days.