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

You'll find my rate sheet and client list here, as well as musings on the life of a freelancer; editing, proofreading, and indexing concerns and issues; my ongoing battles with books and production; and the occasional personal revelation.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Post-Vatican II Update

Just saw something you don't see every day: a nun in a habit . . . waxing a car in 85-degree heat. What's the moral equivalent in Hail Marys or recitations of the rosary?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lotta People Dyin'

Ralph Stanley, RIP.

In his memory, here's one of the most unlikely pairings of song and interpreter as a person will ever find.



For comparison, the original:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

That Ain't Right

I've received what looks like an interesting book for proofreading.

Page count: 235, of which 93 pages are endnotes.

My interest in this book has just cratered.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Today's Footnote

Those wacky academics just keep 'em comin'.

Perhaps it is from Black Elk Speaks—but I cannot find the exact quote so allow me to paraphrase.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sentence of the Day

Provisions would be provided for him there.

I understand that the author might have been a bit persnickety, but still. . . .

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Public Service: Order of Book Parts

Sans permission of CMOS. Whatcha gonna do?

I'm putting this here for my own quick reference as much as anything.

FRONT MATTER
Book half title
i
Series title, frontispiece, or blank
ii
Title page
iii
Copyright page
iv
Dedication
v
Epigraph
v or vi
(Table of) Contents
v or vii
(List of) Illustrations
recto or verso
(List of) Tables
recto or verso
Foreword
recto
Preface
recto
Acknowledgments (if not part of preface)
recto
Introduction (if not part of text)
recto
Abbreviations (if not in back matter)
recto or verso
Chronology (if not in back matter)
recto
TEXT
First text page (introduction or chapter 1)
1
or
Second half title or first part title
1
Blank
2
First text page
3
BACK MATTER
Acknowledgments (if not in front matter)
recto
Appendix (or first, if more than one)
recto
Second and subsequent appendixes
recto or verso
Chronology (if not in front matter)
recto
Abbreviations (if not in front matter)
recto
Notes
recto
Glossary
recto
Bibliography or References
recto
(List of) Contributors
recto
Illustration Credits (if not in captions or elsewhere)
recto
Index(es)
recto

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali, RIP

"No Viet Cong ever called me 'nigger.'"


Thursday, June 2, 2016

More Lattice

The author of the previous book is the first index entry in the next book. Is it any wonder that I don't know what day it is?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I Need to Remember This One

I knew that Beatrice’s major life regret was not having children. Perhaps the potency of Beatrice’s teaching style could be attributed to this significant fact alone, since her maternal hardwiring had been sublimated to such a remarkable degree that the whole world became her family.

“Jim! Can you hear me?” Beatrice bellowed abruptly, as she elbowed her ninety-eight-year-old partner in the rib cage, “Are we too old to adopt?” As Jim momentarily glanced up, Beatrice continued, “Can you hear me, Jim? What do you think about adoption?”

Never one to shy away from inserting his unique brand of dry humor, Jim replied, “I don’t have any thoughts, Beatrice. You know I’m a Buddhist.”