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Mon Jan 28 20:21:08 EST 2013
Virtually no one can effectively proof his own work. Fresh eyes are needed.
Different fresh eyes for facts and for typos, grammar, etc. When proofing is
needed, put up a call on the list.
Craig Close BORHS/C&A Live Steam
OK: Far West Catonsville
OR: Greater Oella
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Subject: Re: Publishing
Having an editor WITH FRESH EYES is a real luxury . . . especially as
you get older and your brain, eyes, and keyboard don't always stay in
sync. What gets interesting is when you are paraphrasing and the
auto-editing program wants to change the author's original words to
"modern" spellings. I am afraid to re-read some of my stuff. Love
getting a note saying I am stand right were you describe it to be
with my eyes on its ruins a half a mile over in the incorporated part
of the town.
However, we need to stay focused on getting the fact correct as we
can. I had multiple locals swear they knew were x-was, or it was
last used in 19XX, etc. and photo proves them "slightly off."
Thanks for taking your time to write down what you have found. Many
do the research but only a few take the grief and time to publish.
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