This week I am working on the first page proofs for Brumby’s Run. Page proofs, sometimes known as first pages, are the print-outs of the book as it has been laid out by a professional typesetter. The manuscript looks like a book at last.
This is an enjoyable process. A proofreader will pick up any little typos, glitches, extra full stops, etc. so I don’t have to worry about that side of things. It’s my last chance to make sure I’m happy with the text of the book.
I’m making quite a few changes, but thankfully, they are only small. eg P.190 line 4 – delete temperament and replace with character or P. 185 – delete take and replace with pull. It seems that all the tough editorial work has really paid off. I have a leisurely couple of weeks to go through the text, and to write a short author bio, a dedication and acknowledgements. Then, on the 29th of March, I will send my work off for the very last time.
Yay for you! This is so exciting and thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Can’t wait to read it!
Thanks very much Alli. Yep, exciting all right. It’s lovely to be able to share the journey.
Huge congrats on getting to here Jennifer! I’m really looking forward to reading your book. And doesn’t it look lovely at first pages stage 🙂
It certainly does look lovely! Many thanks Rachael. Looking forward to yours too.
Sounds exciting! Can’t wait til I reach that stage! Good luck!
Thanks so much. I look forward to following your own writing journey.
Exciting – I am really enjoying learning all the ins and outs of having a book published – thanks for sharing!
You’re more than welcome! I’ve had a look at your website. Thankyou for all you’re doing for our wildlife. Such an important job!
Thank you. I just there was more time in my days!!!