Check, Check, Check!

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

Final checks on Twist of Fortune

I finished writing  A Twist of Fortune three weeks ago and sent it off to my publisher.  The editor read it and made very helpful comments – a bit like a teacher. I made some changes and when the book was as good as I could make it, then it went to the printer and he sent me a copy to check.

This is me checking through the proofs which he sent to me.  I have to look for spelling mistakes and other kinds of mistakes, too.  It wouldn’t do for a character to have blue eyes in one chapter and brown eyes in another!  I check the proof on the dining room table because my office is so untidy. I use a red pen to point out the mistakes and the changes and then I parcel it up and send it back to my publisher.  This will be the last time I see it before it becomes a real book.


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