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My name is Bob Land. I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader, and occasional indexer. 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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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.


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.