The Final Step before Publication, Approving the Page Proofs

May 20th 2018.  The Author of, In Pursuit The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers, David Reichenbaugh, reviews and approves the page proofs for the book he received from the publisher earlier in the week.  Approving the page proofs is the last step in the publishing process for the author.  The author reviews the proof pages looking for any errors that may have occurred during every step of the publishing process.  This process includes the original writing, rewrites, editing, copy edits completed by a professional copy editor, and the type setting.  The author has the final review and approval of the manuscript.  During the review of the page proofs only typos are corrected and slight adjustments are made by the author.  The manuscript has also been sent to an indexer to prepare the final index for In Pursuit.  The book cover has been finalized and the marketing plan is in the early stages of implimintation.  With the release date for the book Scheduled on October 2nd 2018, the 16th anniversary of the 23 days of terror the beltway snipers brought to the Mid Atlantic Area specifically, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the publication process has reached crunch time and deadlines.  In Pursuit has been a five year project by the author who played a critical part in the investigation of the Beltway Snipers and found himself in command and face to face with the killers on a dark Late October night in Myersville, Maryland.

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