Proofing is done!

We did it.  Curly brought me back a very marked up book, and now we’re rolling.  The copy goes back to the publisher on Monday. 

Curly is a brutal proof reader.  You even think about looking at a verb funny, and he sticks a Post-it on it.  What was that?  We’re you comma splicing?  BOOM!  Conjuct this, punk!  WHAM!  You better stick a hyphen on that modifier if you know what’s good for you!  POW!

 Friggin’ Post-its every where… It was brutal. 

 I’m a good story teller, but me and grammar have never been friends (which anybody who has scrolled through this blog could tell you).  I was a Business Major.  We were required to take one English class, which if I recall correctly, was called How To Write A Memo 101.  But between pax and Curly, I’m pretty sure I’ve got something here that is at least borderline literate. 

5 Responses

  1. Nice! That’s great news.

  2. My girlfriend does the same for me. Proofers are an author’s bestest of friends.

  3. I’m guessing I was probably too polite… And I was mostly just looking for stuff that jumped out and tried to bite me.

    That, and I got too caught up in reading the damn thing. And now I want a certain type of shotgun – how well do they behave with 18.25″ barrels?

    Larry, can I send this thing to fbmg?

  4. Grammar and I have never been good friends.


  5. ‘atta boy Dad! So THAT’s where I get my anal-retentiveness regarding spelling and grammar!

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