Candice: You know you are having a bad week when you start to type in your search into Google and when you put in d the word “diarrhea” comes up.
Luckily it’s not me being ill but another, smaller member of the household. She’s fine in herself but not so well in other areas. This means, of course, that she can’t go to nursery. We are now a week in and I’ve used up all my grandparent passes so the other half and I are stepping in to the breach and having to take some time off to look after her.
But I am always harping on about time and the issues with having a child so I will shut up!
I did manage to squeeze in some book time the other day as we have new typeset version of our book, courtesy of Clink Street. However, in the transfer from Word to Indesign a lot of the formatting has changed, and we have spotted some typos.
I’ve also had a colleague at work read the book and give me some good feedback on it (its a bloke so that’s even better) but also give me a list of things he spotted.
Between the two we now have a long list of things to change to make the printed version even better! However, by the end of the two hour proofing session my eyes were going a little screwy.
I have a recommendation to anyone who needs to proof read their work. Read it from the end. You don’t get distracted by the meaning and the story, you literally just spot the mistakes.
After many missed speech marks and full stops, it definitely worked for me.