How Did That Get In There?

I ordered a second proof copy of Blood Promise, and I’m noticing extra words here and there that mysteriously got inserted into the book that weren’t there before, words that mess up the sentence. I hate it when I’m reading a book and suddenly there’s a word either missing or a random word inserted that doesn’t make any sense, and now I’m finding it in my book! Grrr….

I have a feeling it’s my Word program. For some strange reason, sometimes the cursor jumps around the page, typing or deleting where I didn’t want it to, so I’m guessing that’s what happened here.

So now, I’m going through with a fine-tooth comb, making sure it’s perfect before I release the paperback and fix the corrections in the ebook.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Oct 10, 2016 @ 23:11:10

    I feel your pain! It happens to me, too, and I blame my browser since I use Pressbooks to format the paperback and sometimes I edit on the browser. Sometimes it helps when someone else proofreads the book for you, too, and you’d be surprised at the stuff they’d find.

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    • tonyakerrigan
      Oct 11, 2016 @ 22:50:07

      It about makes me sick to see that stuff! I had others proofread it, made corrections, ordered a proof copy, proofed it again, made corrections again, and then released it and ordered another proof. Now there’s stuff in there that wasn’t before. When I sent it out for proofing, not everyone used Track Changes (which was very confusing since I had no idea what changes they made!), so that could be a reason as well–more than one person being in the book!

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      • Liz
        Oct 11, 2016 @ 22:57:31

        Track changes would be very confusing when applied to more than one person. I only had one person do track changes on the manuscript. The rest were proofreaders who read the Kindle version so they would just point it out to me.

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