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A month in Argentina (1)

Although the draft of Seeking John Campbell had been completed I felt a compulsion to visit Argentina to research a few¬†loose ends and to understand where and how the families of the three John Campbells had lived. In March 2014 … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Seeking John Campbell (1)

The excerpt below is taken from the first three pages of the Prologue and signals the start of my journey Seeking John Campbell   At the end of 1995, sixty-eight-year-old Isabel Greig returned to Stone House, her home in the … Continue reading

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Proofreading

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How often have we seen is that there is a gap between what is written and what is read. Often the state of mind we are in influences how we interpret a written word or phrase.…

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It looks like a book !

With my manuscript ready for typesetting, Chandler Book Design took over. It was a relief to get it off my desk and a pleasant surprise when the layout proposal came back. Suddenly I could see a book emerging. Various editions … Continue reading

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Referencing and Indexing

Seeking John Campbell has over 120 endnotes and thirty images and my next challenge was to double check and verify the references and write them up in a consistent and acceptable style. I also needed to get written permissions to … Continue reading

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Cover Design

Long before the final copy-edit I had concluded that my first and unusual hybrid non-fiction book containing elements of genealogy, heir-hunting, and social and family history would not attract a main stream publisher. In any event I couldn’t face writing … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of self-publishing service companies

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Writing is a glamorous occupation – at least from the outside. Popular depictions of our profession tend to leave out all the other stuff that comes with the territory: carpal tunnel syndrome, liver failure, penury,…

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