Creativity Magazine

Proofreading Again

By Vickilane
Proofreading Again
Proud of myself. First I managed to get the header and the page numbers on my manuscript. (It should be easy but I have to relearn this step every time.)
In glancing through the pages, I discovered several lines of little square dots that will NOT disappear with a simple delete.  (Something that Word does occasionally for its own inscrutable reasons.) I've had this problem before and always left it to someone (copy editor) else to fix. As there is no someone else at this point, I asked Mr. Google what to do and quickly discovered a fix. 
Feeling tech savvy.

Then, wanting to make sure my chapter headings were where they should be and that there weren't any more of those lines of dots, I began skimming through the ms.. Though I've already proofread it numerous times, I'm finding lots of little things to change. And I'm enjoying the story and the characters yet again -- I still think it's a good book. But then I would, wouldn't I? It's written by someone who understands just what I like. (I was startled to find that I had a minor character named Josie -- this was written long before our Josie was even the proverbial twinkle in her father's eye -- and that book Josie was a little girl who contracts scarlet fever. Yikes! I couldn't remember at first if she got well -- and was prepared to change her name if necessary. But she did get well so she'll remain Josie.) It'll be a day or so before I'm done and ready to submit it. Onward! 

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