Sunday, April 13, 2008

Correct Me If I'm Wrong


If you've already downloaded a copy of Dead Star Twilight, you're probably pretty well aware that I did all the editing and proofreading myself -- since anyone else wouldn't have done such a piss-poor job.

Normally, if a typo escapes my attention on this site, I don't beat myself up over it too much. I correct the damn thing and be done with it. But I'm actually charging money for my memoir, so really I don't have any excuses for leaving a word out here or putting a bad apostrophe there.

Suffice to say, the mistakes that have been pointed out to me have been fixed for future downloads.

As for those who have the "dirty" version, I apologize, but consider it a collector's item or something.

Yeah, do that.

11 comments:

Prophet of Ra said...

c'mon chez your better than this.. i mean its pretty elementary to proof read you're work before you let people read it. geez

Nicole said...

"the 'dirty' version" - sounds like porn.

VOTAR said...

I've always had one small pet peeve -- which I've hesitated to tell you because, well, I know how you get when I tell you things like this. It may be a matter of personal style, or it may in fact be Hoyle rules, but I think I remember being taught that after punctuation there is supposed to be a space between sentences, and after commas, colons, etc. I notice you typically don't hit the space bar along the way. In essence, your paragraphs are gigantic world.wide.web.addresses.

Janean said...

I never really pay things like this much attention until they are pointed out to me. I read incredibly fast; my brain doesn't tend to pick up other people's grammatical errors very often. But once they are pointed out to me I can't see anything else BUT the mistakes when I attempt to re-read. Thanks to Votar I will never be able to ignore that you neglect the spacebar. :p

Maggie said...

It's extremely difficult to proofread your own work. As an author, you're simply too close it.

If you ever want someone to read through and clean up something you've written, you can contact me. I've been working as a proofreader in advertising for four years and would be happy to freelance for you.

Maggie

Chez said...

I don't neglect the space bar. Votar has his head up his ass. He's an architect. He draws pictures. I won't tell him how to design a building if he doesn't lecture me on grammar.

Puto.

Jayne said...

You all can partly blame me. I'm usually the first to proof Chez's writing (and happy to do so), but the subject matter of his book has been a little too difficult for me to read.

Besides, I like watching you all give him a hard time for stupid mistakes.

Anonymous said...

See I knew this would happen. It is why I am waiting for the right time to buy, just like airline stock :)

Stephen said...

Lazy S.O.B.

Anonymous said...

So since my paypal order isn't supposed to clear until Wednesday for some reason, does that mean I get the old collector's edition or the new grammatically updated edition? And does either come with stickers?

winged unicorn said...

good god, I'M SORRY. i feel like i started a personal shitstorm. I KNOW. BELIEVE ME I KNOW. my book has gone through umpteen edits. got out all the glitches. guess what? the publisher reformatted it and LOST ALL THE PARAGRAPHING. on a 380 page book. i only asked because I KNOW and I KNOW YOUR STYLE. i was trying to be sympathetic.
and yeah i consider it a collectors edition. i did as soon as i got it