I’m finally putting the novella, Forbidden Magic, into print so that all the Wing Slayer Hunter books will be available in that format. I got my proof copy the other day, took a look and told Wizard, “Good the back copy looks okay. I had that uneasy feeling that I’d missed something.”
“Here let me see.” He took it from me before I could answer.
Sure enough, Wizard found a missing word. And this is why I don’t ever see myself as being an editor. I’m pretty good at critiquing, reading pages for content and brainstorming for a few friends. But editing? Not so much. My brain just fixes typos as I read. And I’m worse with my own work. But Wizard caught it, so I had it fixed and re-uploaded the cover. All should be fine.
Now this is the part where I skip over talking about the book I’m writing and distract you with some Man Candy Here’s our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:
What do you think? Is he worthy?
October 28th, 2015 at 7:22 am · Link
Yah, I had a similar thing happen with my marketing materials. Except it was a friend. I showed her the postcards I had done and she got really quiet. Then she asked how many I’d purchased. Later she let me know she found a typo. Oh well. Lucky for me, I’d only bought 50 and they were inexpensive.
Yep, he’s worthy. He looks real, if you know what I mean.
October 28th, 2015 at 10:18 am · Link
Good on Wiz! I’m normally really good about picking up typos. I’ve been known to mark them in my Kindle when I’m reading. I don’t always pick up mine though, especially while I’m working on the book. I’ve finally started reading the whole thing out loud. I find even more that way. I also get the sense of word rhythm to see if it flows. I just got my new print copies of NIGHT SHIFT because I entered it in the Erotic category of the RITAs. I think I found every typo, fixed, re-uploaded, and so the “quality” of the product should be good. The quality of the story? We’ll see what the judges say. I’ve got to get DOUBLE CROSS formatted for print because it’s going in the Daphnes and NRCA.
And heck yeah he’s worthy! He could dry my back any time he wants! Happy Hump Day, witches!
October 28th, 2015 at 11:28 am · Link
B.E, that’s not fun when it happens on our promo stuff we’ve already printed. Can you have them redone without much cost? I hate all this. My cover artist was very nice and didn’t charge me, so it was pretty easy. But I still am annoyed.
I agree, he does look real and hot
October 28th, 2015 at 11:32 am · Link
Silver, I should send my blurbs to you I miss this stuff all the time. Reading out loud does help though–when I take the time.
Yay on Night Shift. I didn’t notice any typos in the copy I just read, but we’ve established I don’t always catch them, LOL!
I entered Caged but that’s a long shot since it’s fairly deep in the series and some might be confused. Still debating on Exposing the Heiress.
Glad you like the guy today!
October 28th, 2015 at 12:46 pm · Link
I get 50 postcards for like $13-18 (depending on fast I want them shipped), so it’s no biggie. And I’m redoing that cover anyway, so it’s all good. I’ll order more when I get the new cover finalized. =o)
I just go with the flow these days.
October 28th, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link
Wizard has a good eye. It’s funny how close you get to something that you don’t see mistakes. That’s why it’s always good to have another set of eyes around :).
This guy is worthy.
I got my linen closet cleaned out. What a chore. Purple Heart has quite a bit of stuff headed their way ;).
I hope you’re having a great day :)!
October 28th, 2015 at 8:05 pm · Link
B.E. glad to hear it was a small loss. It happens to all of us!
October 28th, 2015 at 8:07 pm · Link
Viki, so true on a second pair of eyes. And Wizard is very good at catching typos, among other things.
Purple Heart is going to love you. It’s great that you donate all that. We do the same here. And yay on getting it done!
October 29th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link
Jen, always happy to proofread for you! (Always easier to catch other’s typos than your own. LOLOL)
October 29th, 2015 at 12:43 pm · Link