The Final Proof Read – Guest Post by Jaq D Hawkins…

Jaq D. Hawkins is the guest of The Story Reading Ape with a post on that final proofread and how you can still find the odd typo and misstep..

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I’ve recently been uploading a new book to KDP after going over each chapter many times and making sure I got all the formatting right. This was a paperback, so I used their previewer to check through the pages. First impression: Yay! All looks good! Pictures all laid out properly and everything.

So, in anticipation of formatting the e-book, I thought it might be wise to give the whole thing a final proof read. It’s redundant by then of course, how many times have I been over each of those chapters?

And how many amateur mistakes can I make after seven years of indie publishing?

A lot, apparently. The first thing I noticed when I examined the paperback preview more closely was that I had neglected to enter the page numbers. So, back to correct the file…

Then on the second upload I found a paragraph in the front matter…

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9 thoughts on “The Final Proof Read – Guest Post by Jaq D Hawkins…

  1. I’ve just been selecting pages from the anthology the Whittlesey Wordsmiths (my writing group) self-published last year to demonstrate points in my blog (a series of novice self-publishing posts) and found a gap in a paragraph I missed in proofreading. I wouldn’t like to say how many times we’d been through that manuscript. This year, I’m putting the ebook manuscript together first, before getting involved in page numbers and headers and formatting Tables of Content for print.
    And we didn’t have pictures to worry about.

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