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An Author’s Voice


The more e-books you produce for an Author, the more you become familiar with their “voice”. The words they are apt to use, the punctuation, the italics. This makes proofreading a joy and so much less stressful. I’m doing the … Continue reading

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Raw Scans from a Formatters View


Probably most of you don’t know what a raw scan which has been run through OCR software (Optical Character Recognition) looks like.  Let me just list a few things that a proofreader has to look for: 1) Dropped punctuation, I … Continue reading

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Forcing your TOC


I love Calibre/Sigil for constructing epub files, but what I don’t love is the Calibre generated TOC which picks up H1 and H2 Chapter Heading Styles.  I don’t like it because it forces you to use H1 and H2 heading … Continue reading

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Linking Images to TOC content


Well, I just got the ‘skinny’ from Smashwords today. I wanted to use an Image as the Title/Author Heading for a short story colleciton. Then link the TOC text back to that image. I can do this for Kindle and … Continue reading

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How to NOT attach formatting from one Computer to another


Lately, I’ve had quite a few queries about personal formatting/codes traveling from one computer to another.  I ran across this problem when I was working with an author who used a MAC (I’m a PC).  I sent her a file, … Continue reading

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