Win a Copy of Proofreading Secrets

In January, I have a new book coming out! It’s called Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors. In anticipation of this exciting event, I will be running a contest over the next eight weeks. Each week I’ll post on this blog a question about proofreading. The most interesting answer I get for each question will win a free copy of my book!

I will select several of the top answers I receive to be posted on my new website,, along with bios including links to the originators’ websites (with their permission, of course). These answers may also be used on my blog or other social-media venues.

OK. Ready for the first question? Here it is:

            Why is it important for writers to carefully proofread their manuscripts?

To enter the contest:Contest Week 1

  • Click here and use the Contact Form on my website 
  • In the Subject line, type “PS Contest Entry”

In the body of the e-mail, type:

1. The question
2. Your answer (no word count minimum or maximum)
3. Your bio (100 words or so, including your name, what you write, where you’ve been published, any awards you’ve won, whether you are a best-selling author, and your website address)

Send as many different answers as you wish to as many of the eight questions as you wish.
(Just don’t send the same answer more than once—no ballot-box stuffing, please!)

Feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

Deadline to answer any or all of the questions is January 15, 2014.

Winners will be announced by the end of January.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me with “PS Contest” (NOT “PS Contest Entry) in the subject line.