Archive for November, 2011

Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging will help you in that process. You are on a journey from the moment you are born. You move through life in cycles of beginnings and endings, experiencing and changing as you go. This is not a how-to-do-aging book. There is no “right way” to grow old. There is no lock-step path. It is about possibilities and making good choices. Journeywell helps you reflect on how to be the person you want to be. It asks you to give some thought to how you can make your last years, whether two, ten, twenty, or thirty, as good as they can be. It asks questions for you to ponder. It provides information and suggestions that have worked well for others and asks you to figure out what might work best for you. Better and worse choices could greatly enhance or complicate your later years. Journeywell’s goal is to make your own journey easier and more satisfying.

The proofreading of this manuscript was done completely on hard copy. The designer sent me a hard copy of the page proofs, and I marked them up and sent them to the author for review before those changes were then sent to the designer for inputting. With technology being such a huge part of life today, this is not the way most projects come across my desk. However, it is the way projects used to always be completed. Today, most of my proofreading projects are emailed to me as PDFs. From there, the client specifies whether I should print out the project and mark up the hard copy or whether I should mark up the PDFs and email them back.