I'm excited to announce that Parisa Zolfaghari has agreed to do the proofreading for Thran Book I: The Birth! Our project begins today and is expected to be complete by early September. That means the book should be in a good position to go out for sale on Kindle, shortly thereafter!
I'll tell anyone who asks me, that writing a book is a very educational process. You learn a lot about yourself, so it's introspective, but there is also a whole industry out there, that we hear about but never really understand as a consumer of books. The process of transitioning from writing, to editing, to selling is like opening Pandora's box - an entire new world of options, paths, and distractions confront the writer. So, for those of you out there who are wondering, yes, there is a difference between editing and proofreading. An editor will help style the writing and flow of the book by offering alternative sentence structure, wording, and even changing paragraphs and re-organizing the story. So it's a much deeper investment of time and a deeper dive into the book. A proofreader will correct grammar and punctuation, so the book reads well, and correctly, but it stops there, for the most part, but that doesn't mean it's an easy job. Book I is over 243,000 word, so it's a going to be a difficult job to ensure that there isn't a single typo or incorrect punctuation as prescribed by all of our, tricky, English language rules. Heck, I've probably broken a few rules just in posting this blog...Parisa?!!
So let's all give Parisa a collective pat on the back as she takes on this daunting task!
Thank you Parisa!