Editing Tip #94 – Final Proofs: Don’t Take Anything for Granted

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You’re that totally prepared author, you know, the one who’s done at least 3 Drafts of your book: self-edited, peer-edited, beta-edited and professional edited to the point where you’ve just received the final print proof for your book and you’re ready to hit publish… but should you?

You don’t really need to read through that proof copy yet again? After all, you’ve been staring at the same words for 3+ drafts and you know that everything is as it should be.

Not necessarily…

Maybe you have an orphan or widow that wasn’t caught. If you’ve gone to all the trouble of getting your book formatted for print, you’ll want to make sure it looks just as professional as the, well, professionals.

Maybe your spell-check allows American English to slip in to your vocabulary even though you have your word processing program set to British English and neighbor has…

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