… to being finished with the SSRLP for good. Today my beloved and I finished going over the proofs for our soon-to-be-published technical book. The project is set to be on the shelves in the UK on June 18 this year, so we have tight deadlines. We got a helping hand from DHL ignoring or not being bound by the flight groundings in northern Europe last week and being able to deliver the goods anyway, and the proofreader asking for more time to complete the project. All to the good. Now we’re ready for what the Big Fig Newton always called “the tricky part”.
I now have to scan those corrections into JPEG files, load them into Microsoft Word, and email them off to the project manager in the UK. I have to make sure the hand-written notes on the full-color proofs are legible, and all in my handwriting. Then I have to make sure they’re being sent in bite sizes less than 20MB each. Lots of work left to do.
Once I get them all to her, though, I can sit back and field questions and correct things which still need correcting. I won’t get any more documents from the publisher. And thus will end the journey of this book from an introduction to my agent by the astounding and brilliant JES from Running After My Hat, to what I hope will be at least a few complimentary copies of the book for my adoring throngs of fans. Ahem.
Anyway, nothing else to say because that’s all I did over the weekend. Sorry about no post on Friday, but hey, I had stuff to do.
How was your weekend? What’d you do?
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