Proofreading is fun.

You proofread something with three pair of eyes for a bunch of months. When you believe your manuscript is perfect, you send the stuff to the editor, which after a while returns you the formatted proofs.

Then you take the proofs and print them out, and again the three pair of eyes start again reading them. The result is that you still find a bunch of errors! And… there’s more. Each pair of eyes find errors than the other two pairs did not spot.

But the most funny part is when you send a document containing the cumulated corrections to the editor, and reviewing this document you spot errors in it.

You just have to live with it. A book will never be without errors.

One Comment

  1. Simone Piunno
    Posted October 21, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Given enough eyeballs every error is shallow.