My proof came in! I was so excited to see The Little Book of Insurrection… as a hard copy. But I had so many typos on it, including a huge one on the front cover! That’s why we get proofs, I guess.
I was more concerned with making sure all the pages were numbered correctly, the illustrations were lined up and set where I wanted them to be, and the table of contents matched the rest of the book that I forgot to double check the verbiage of the poems themselves, even though I retyped them rather than copy and pasted them. So there are several words where I dropped a letter or two from the end. I also questioned a couple of word choices and may switch to a different word, but I need to decide definitively what image I’m trying to create. And finally, I’m tweaking some of the punctuation that I’ve included in the poems. So much of reading a poem is actually taking it in visually too, so I’m actually considering how it looks on the page as part of the formatting and editing.
I’ve made all my edits (after going through several times) in the proof itself, and now I’m letting them simmer for a couple of days. Tomorrow I’ll go through and correct the digital files and move forward from there. Exciting times!