What Are Your Book Dealbreakers?

July 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The always-fun folks at Book Riot have done another great poll—this time on book ‘dealbreakers.’ As the article explains: “Let’s say you’re reading a [...]

The 5 Steps of Intelligent Proofreading

December 21, 2012 // 3 Comments

Over the years I’ve scanned and OCR’ed many printed books into electronic form for Gutenberg Australia—most of the Edgar Wallace collection there is my work, for [...]

The changing face of editing

August 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

At one time in my career as an editor my function was crystal clear: everyone understood and agreed on the role a copyeditor played in the publishing business. But as the [...]

Ebook error problem: just how bad is it?

July 28, 2011 // 10 Comments

I posted earlier about some problems I have been having recently with error-filled ebooks—I am not talking about major editing-process errors, rather, I am talking [...]

Why ebooks are riddled with typos

July 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

The short (somewhat obvious) answer, aside from errors introduced by OCR: because publishers cut corners by laying off proofreaders and copy editors, then rush the [...]

On Words & eBooks: Will We Never Learn?

July 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

I no sooner published On Words & eBooks: What Does It Take?, my last article lamenting authors ignoring the need for professional editing before offering their ebooks [...]
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