If I could put a frown emoji here, I would. (Not really, ha ha.) But I must admit that it’s frustrating to receive a new proof of my novel and still find problems in it.
Let me just say here that I am confident that my publisher, Nick, will fix it and make sure things are right before my book launches. Having said that, let’s look at the issues that came back this time.
As you can see from the photo above, almost half the page is blurred or smudged. Not attractive. Apparently, this was a printer error, and my book was not the only on affected, which is slight consolation.
What you may not be able to tell from the photo, is that it appears there is too much space above the header and not enough below the page numbers in the footer. It looks like the page is off-center vertically. See what I mean.
I’m sure others have horror stories about proofs–anyone have to go through more than one proof copy to get things right?