The penultimate step in book production is the paper proof. This is the book with all its deficiencies revealed on paper. It is normal to give proof copies to people to check, and these are returned covered in ink. “Did you really mean ‘moral’? Should it not be ‘morale’?” Thank you Duncan 🙂
Blessed be the proofreaders, for they shall all be given red pens.
I’ve had these proofs for about a month and I am heartily sick of looking at them. Today I am transferring all the corrections into InDesign. I hope the book will be ready to buy in a week or so.