The final request for an edit arrived in the same week as the Referendum. It took less time than the other edits but even so I was surprised that there were errors.
Overall, the majority of mistakes I picked up were spelling and punctuation. Spell check had helped with the first draft though some words are distorted by it. ‘Stone wall’ for example becomes ‘stonewall’. There are different meanings for ‘discreet’ and ‘discrete’ which I initially confused. During the final edit, I had to insert a missing full stop or speech mark.
Luckily, when I was writing the novel, I had a regular group of writers to share my work with. They were much better at punctuation than I am. Usually, before I showed them a piece of writing, I read it aloud which helped with the rhythm and sense of the piece.
So, at last, A Time for Peace is ready to be sent to the printers.

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