I am back in KL for a week, soft proofing the 512 odd pages for book. Coincidentally, tomorrow is Merdeka Day, the Malaysian day of Independence from Great Britain. The nation gained its independence from British Colonial Rule in 1957, so tomorrow is the 50th Golden Anniversary. The day will be commemorated with marching bands, cultural shows, and flypasts by fighter jets, with a symbolic re-enactment of the raising of the Malaysian flag, in Kuala Lumpur and the major cities across the nation.
Being an independent publisher with a small budget, I have to be on-hand to proof read and set the layout with my graphic designer. It is mind-numbing to go through each and every page to check for mistakes, make amendments etc. I don't envy the role of the proof reader!
The next step is to go through the digital proofs once more and then sign it off to print. Can't wait..! Now I can put my feet up for a few days and go teh tarik.