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“I use Grammarly for proofreading because a semi colon or a colon? Come on, who knows, really?”

A Man’s Life is a book that took me seven years to write and a book that I bloody well agonised over. Reviewers have commonly said that the book has made them cry both with grief and with laughter  which is a good thing and an objective achieved. But let me say, that I cried writing the bloody thing too – and even more so now when after recruiting the services of a professional copy editor, I receive notices like the one below.

 

Sack your proof reader, Dominic!, 7 Sep 2013

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This gripping book was ruined for me by the lack of proof reading. There are so many grammatical and spelling errors that I have to give it only 3 stars.

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So let me admit here now – despite my best efforts, there are typos in my book. I have been through it many times and yet that they remain - but I hope that this warning or admission might placate future readers, not deter readers and that they can enjoy my book and my story.
And to any prospective readers – if they fancy the challenge of noting these offending and persistent errors – I would be very grateful to anyone who can keep a note of them and let me know on this site or by email.

 

 

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