Join the Typo Hunting Team!
Thank you for your interest in reading an Proof Copy of my latest book! Please read the following before continuing.
Only a limited number of people will be given access to the Proof Copy, so signing up does not guarantee you will be one. Decisions will be made within 24 hours of your application. If you are accepted, you’ll be getting the entire book, including unreleased chapters, before anyone else, and are expected to keep story events and spoilers under wraps.
I’m looking for people with a sharp eye toward little mistakes that otherwise slip through the cracks, and a sense of correct spelling and grammar. If you constantly notice errors in published books, that’s a good sign you’re the right person for the job. You should sign up only if you have time to read the entire 180k word (600 page) book within 14 days of receiving your copy.
If you are selected, you will review the Proof Copy through the beta copies feature on Story Origin. You’ll read through every chapter, and if anything catches your eye, highlight that text and make comments. You’ll be looking for stuff like typos, misused homophones, doubled or missing words, and sentences that don’t make sense. If you notice something that’s plain wrong or doesn’t seem right (like a character cruelly tying a horse up by its bridle–which was caught in Book 1 by a previous typo hunter), let me know that, too.
I don’t expect you to catch every single error that remains after line editing. That’s close to impossible, and the whole reason behind having a whole team. The more eyes on the text, the more likely it is to approach perfection.
As a thank you to everyone who completes the Typo Hunt (or at least makes a reasonable effort), I’ll be sending a paperback copy of the completed book, a signed bookplate sticker, and a $25 e-gift card to the bookstore of your choice.
Story Origin’s beta copies feature will allow me to see how far you’ve gotten through the book, and compile the whole team’s notes into one place. While I don’t expect you to catch every issue that might still remain after the first round of professional editing, and I understand that life sometimes gets in the way of completing projects despite the best intentions, those who make no effort to provide feedback or simply requested access to the team to read the whole book before anyone else will not receive the thank-you rewards, and will be removed from the team going forward.
Signup for this book is open through the end of November 2021.
If helping out with this sounds interesting to you, sign up here: https://storyoriginapp.com/betacopies/aa60e315-9caa-40af-818a-25681071162a