80 Common Layout Errors to Flag When Proofreading Book Interiors

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WHEN YOU USE THIS GUIDE, YOUR BOOKS WILL LOOK MORE PROFESSIONAL!

Small publishers, indie publishers, self-published authors, professional proofreaders, and proofreaders-in-training will prevent embarrassing layout errors and publish more professional-looking printed books with this handy guide!

Listing the 80 most common types of layout errors found in a book interior (PDF layout or printed proof copy), each numbered entry shows the type of error, cites the layout rule, if any, and then mentions the most common options, in general terms, that the layout professional may choose from to correct the error.

Error types are grouped within these categories:

  • Page Margins
  • Headings and Subheadings
  • Body Text
  • Block Quotations
  • Numbered and Bulleted Lists
  • Widows and Orphans
  • End-of-Line (EOL) Hyphenations
  • Tables
  • Figures, Including Photos
  • Blank Pages
  • Repeating Headers and Footers, Including Pagination
  • Contents Listing
Also included is a handy key to point sizes and their height equivalents in inches, centimeters, and lines.

HOW A SAMPLE LISTING LOOKS:
"Inconsistent white space above and below chapter headings. All new chapters and equivalent major headings should begin the same distance from the top margin. The designer usually begins the chapter heading an inch (72 points) or two (144 points) below the top margin and might insert about 0.25" (18 points) of vertical white space below the chapter title."

WHY YOU'LL WANT TO GET THIS BOOK NOW:
Authors have done their best. Editors have done their best. Book layout artists have done their best. But somebody qualified needs to check that layout to prevent problems before the book goes to print. Order and read this guide, and that somebody will be you.

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No More Error-Riddled Book Layouts!

Authors have done their best. Editors have done their best. Book layout artists have done their best. But somebody qualified needs to check that layout (whether PDF or printed proof) to prevent problems before the book goes to print. Read this handy guide, and that somebody can be you.

It's the perfect tool for small publishers, authors, and professional proofreaders. And it's the perfect gift for layout professionals to give to clients and prospects. Numbered entries show the type of error, describe the layout rule, and mention the most common options, in general terms, from which the layout professional may choose to correct the error.

You will discover how to recognize, understand, and resolve layout errors in

  • Page margins, contents listing, headings and subheadings, and body text
  • Block quotations, numbered and bulleted lists, and blank pages
  • Widows, orphans, and end-of-line hyphenations
  • Tables and figures, including photos
  • Repeating headers and footers, including pagination
Plus you'll get a convenient key to point sizes and their height equivalents in inches, centimeters, and lines.

Lynette Smith is a professional copyeditor with over 30 years' experience. Since 2004 she has operated All My Best Copyediting and Heartfelt Publishing, specializing in copyediting, formatting, and proofreading book manuscripts, theses and dissertations, and marketing materials.

Start publishing more professional books--get this guide now!

About the Author:

Lynette Smith is a professional copyeditor, formatter, and proofreader with over 30 years' experience. Since 2004 she has operated All My Best Copyediting and Heartfelt Publishing, specializing in copyediting, formatting, and proofreading book manuscripts, theses and dissertations, and marketing materials. She is also the author of the award-winning comprehensive reference book, "How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special." Her Big, Achievable Goal is to get millions of people worldwide to write heartfelt letters of appreciation so they can establish, enhance, and even rebuild their relationships and in that way change their world.

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