Special offer, read on!
Are you one of those people who can’t stop themselves from finding the typos in anything you read? I hire the amazing Rick Fisher to proofread my books and he finds HUNDREDS of errors in my manuscripts and fixes them, YAY, hundreds despite my efforts not to have any in the first place. I mean, fuck, right? I suck, I admit it. Rick also adds all the nice formatting and does the techy back-end stuff that makes the books look good. Yay for Rick!
Never the less, even with Rick’s super-powers, errors slip through. I HATE that. I just got a review on amazon for Toby Streams the Universe the other day from someone complaining about the typos and I thought, GOD DAMN IT, I can’t believe there can be that many, for heaven’s sake, both Rick and I went over that manuscript till we wanted to kill each other, jesus christ and crap, how could any error slip through our gauntlet? How? HOW? HOW?!
Well, apparently, a few did. Typos AND grammatical fuck-ups. Apparently. [that sound is me grinding my teeth]
SO! I’m thinking of a Special Offer. A CONTEST. For all y’all, my fantastic readers. And here it is: if you find any errors in any of my books, just tell me where the errors are and I’ll not only fix them, I’ll send you a gift. A free copy of any of my other books, or a first class chocolate bar, or an amazon gift certificate for, say, $5, enough to buy somebody else’s book if you already have mine. Your choice.
And hey, to up the ante, to the person who sends me the most errors, let’s say 10 in one manuscript (are there that many left? I hope not…), Sophie and I will make you a tie-dye t-shirt, any size, shape, and color you want.
I’m serious! I want perfect ebooks! Let’s crowd-source this thing! Just say no to typos!
But its a race, okay? Not necessarily a fast race, we can all be tortoises (we’ll still win), but I can’t afford to give rewards out for the same error over and over. Only the first person who alerts me to a particular error gets reward credit for that error. Fair enough?
Just send me an email to m @ mayalassiter . com with PROOFREADING in the subject (so I can find it in the spam folder) and the location of the error. If it is the first reporting of that error, I will be thrilled to send you the reward of your choice. Not only that, you’ll have my undying gratitude. What more could you wish for?
I’ll post the winners on the blog if I get any takers on this FABULOUS OFFER. No more must you natural-born proofreaders suffer typos in silence! Report them directly to the author and get those fuckers expunged permanently and forever!
How about them apples?
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- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- spike and buffy got screwed--now with proof! (part 1)
- go, go, godzilla!
- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
- happy birthday, sophie!
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- butterfly house
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- recycling other people's junk
- cool felt picture fun for kiddos
- screen time for fun and profit
- the way of the bento
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- the amazing emu
- crafts for karma
- diggers watch tv, too
- the TOOL shed
- the solstice from inside a sundial
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