How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used to play a proofreading game with my dad as a teen. He would read the paper he received from his hometown and I would read our local small town paper. Then we would switch. Whoever found the most errors won. He taught English when he was in Office Candidate School in the Army, so he kept me on my toes.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Proofreading and editing for a book series for Prepper Press entitled 299 Days by Glen Tate. It is a look at what happens to one man as he becomes aware how fragile our nation is and how dependent we are on things going 'just right'. As a nation, we really are not prepared for any kind of disaster such as an earthquake, flood, depression, etc. His main character becomes aware of the situation and begins taking steps to prepare himself. It was a series that was published in 299 days so it was quite the job. It is great to see Glen's maturing as a writer and is a quite compelling story. I found myself in tears at some points.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That spellcheck just doesn't cut it.