Where’s the Proof?

  After your book has been designed and laid out you have to wait a little bit longer before you see it again. Don’t worry it’s just being proofread. Proofreading takes about 2 weeks. A different editor to the one who edited the book proofreads the laid out book on a hard copy called a “proof”. They have fresh eyes. The proofreader isn’t just looking out for spelling errors and

What Does an Editor Really Do?

“Word-work is sublime… because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference — the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” – Toni Morrison, award-winning writer, editor and Nobel Prize laureate Editors are highly skilled language practitioners. They work on your book