Friday, July 25, 2008

On editing


I get why editors are paid for this. Editing The Fob Bible is a complicated and involved process. Add to that that I am also the de facto designer and I got decisions up the wazoo. What verse, what image, what order, what, what, what.

Big shoutout to all you editors out there. You're great.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Holy crap, you guys have no idea how hard this is


It has taken me days (days!) just to get the typesetting program (and ancillary programs) installed and running.

Assuming it's running.

I'm going to take it out for a test drive tomorrow.

Pray for me.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Th'editor-in-chief's to-do list.


    Finish Ezekial short
    Try and finish writing a polishing my Jeremiah story
    Gather in all remaining rewrites
    Reedit and proofread entire book
    Petition foreward from Almighty God

    Select illustrations for each piece
    Edit prescanned illustrations
    Order missing illustrations from either the library or Dover
    Scan needed illustrations
    Choose captions

    Finalize on book dimensions
    Purchase Tyndale
    Select other font (or fonts--there may be three total)
    Figure out how things will be layed out and spaced and use of white space (etc etc etc)

    Learn XeLaTex
    Typeset the entire book
    Make sure it actually works
    And doesn't suck
    Save as pdfs

    Come up with a Lady Steed-approved concept
    Check with subeditors before finalizing
    Trick Lady Steed into doing it for me

    Figure out most economical way to obtain ISBN
    Send to POD

    Distribute pdfs to wiling reviewers
    Sit for interview
    Get Costco to purchase 10,000 copies