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 [...]

E-books: Quantity over quality?

July 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

On The Next Great Generation, Julia Dawidowicz discusses her experience with e-book reading. She starts with her relationship with paper books, both as reading material and [...]

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 [...]
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