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My name is Bob Land. I am a full-time freelance editor, indexer, and proofreader. This blog is my website.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vietnam Labyrinth from Texas Tech UP


It’s not often I shill for my publishers (and especially authors), but it’s not often I receive an email like this:

Bob: Just want to let you know that I've set up a Facebook page for Vietnam Labyrinth--& one of 1st items I posted was a “thank you” to you & Richard Comfort, who also worked with me on the book. Both of your contributions were significant, & I wanted to acknowledge that, especially since each of you seemed to take special interest in the project, a personal involvement, if you will. I was very touched by your comment that Labyrinth was one of the 2011 books that you were proud to have worked on; meant a lot, coming from a pro like you.

Thanks again for helping make 25 years of effort a reality!

If you want an amazing history of the Vietnam War from about as inside a perspective as you can get from the Vietnamese side, this is the book.

And if you find any copyediting mistakes, keep ’em to yourself.





3 comments:

Aunty Belle said...

Jes'. Thought....yore avatar dawg? He can ditch the specs now, since yore eyes is like Superman's.

czar said...

Hi, Aunty. Given that I still need the specs to read, I think the avatar can stay without my violating any truth-in-advertising strictures.

Did my publisher pal send you the book on Elizabeth and her gardens? I was given to understand he had.

moi said...

This looks good. I'll pick it up. And read like a reader, not an editah.