What It Is (posts below left; rate sheet, client list, other stuff below right)

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.

Feel free to contact me directly with additional questions: landondemand@gmail.com.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Well, now that's nice

If it's trite, I just haven't heard it yet, I guess.

By counting, one may determine the number of seeds in an apple, thereby obtaining factual information, but by determining the number of apples in a seed, one obtains knowledge of greater moment.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Typo of the Day

What though the shadows gather ’round? A new song Christ is giving.
No storm can shake my inmost clam, while to that Rock I’m clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Name of the Day (I'm running out of time)

Nellie Louie was born at Byrock, near Bourke in far western New South Wales, in December 1903 to Nancy and Ah Louie, one of at least four children born to the couple. 

Footnote of the Day (damn, is it still today?)

See, for example, Evening News, ‘She Liked Chinamen’; Wagga Wagga Express, ‘Sydney Chinese Opium Dens’; Sunday Times, ‘Girls in Opium Dens.’

Word of the Day


Main Entry:re£lume
Function:transitive verb
Inflected Form:re£lumed ; re£lum£ing
Etymology:irregular from Late Latin reluminare, from Latin re- + luminare to light up — more at  ILLUMINATE

 archaic   : to light or light up again  : REKINDLE


Well, the Beverly Hillbillies thing ended up being a bust -- as was most of this seemingly promising book. Easy proofread, disappointing content.

Y'all come back now. Ya hear?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

First Time for Everything

I'm about to read my first scholarly treatment of The Beverly Hillbillies, about 15 pages of a larger chapter.

These pointyheads better get it right. Unfortunately I'm proofreading, so any unsolicited comments about content I might make at an earlier stage would be out of place, particularly since the proofs are going back to Bangalore.