Janny, I'm so sorry I never thought to metion it before. I am a qualified proof reader. As well as being a generalist primary teacher with a proven track record of excellent results in literacy. Also, my husband is a living dictionary (family joke; thank god I married Geoff - if I meet a word I don't know, I ask Geoff. 9 times out of 10 he knows what it means. The one time he doesn't, he can't help himself - he goes and looks it up!! I am married to a dictionary!)
Therefore I would make the perfect proof reader for Initiate's Trial. I'd do it for free too!! You know it makes sense, Janny.
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*Wishes he qualified for "lucky bastard" status*
Actually, I don't think I could stand reading just a third of it, as it's usually at that point in your books that I am most lost (in a good way), Madam Talespinner! Soldier on!
HJ - that is an incredibly generous offer! - What I REALLY need is a person with the fusspot factor in spades who could KEY IN my handwritten changes. This precision monkey work stalls the actual progress...the part only I can do. (staring at this pile of processed pages, in need of getting the updates into the e files).
It takes me HOURS...I used to stay up waaaay into the wee hours and just put on loud music and plow in. Time of life insomnia means I can't do this anymore, at least, not at that rate.
If there is anyone local who would LIKE to tackle this mess - well, I could use a lucky bastard/bastardess or two -
Mark Stephen Kominski - yup, you would NOT want to quit off after the ending of Ch 5 set - this is usually where any of the books start the whammy on, picking up stride. This one is no exception - yup, it hits ground running, then tears - but 5 set really piles on the heat, and 6 set - well - the fuel just roars.
I want this book done and in production so bad I can feel my hair on fire. Better get back to it before my face explodes.
Ooooh, I like "fusspot". Less PC than "detail-oriented", quirkier than "obsessive", not nearly as mean as "a... -g-
Hopefully, you will find your monkey assistant. Unfortunately, I am not lucky enough to be that one, New Orleans is a long commute. -chuckle-
R Barron - are you new here? If so, welcome in!
I'd drive you if I had the time...