What happens after you have written an eBook? In our last post, we discussed the importance of having people read your eBook prior to publishing it. The preliminary critic was the first of these three groups of readers. Of even more importance than the preliminary critic, however, is the second reader of your eBook: the proofreader. The Proofreader We are of the opinion that no book, including self-published eBooks, should be published without first being in the hands of a proofreader. Proofreaders look at what you’ve written with a critical eye toward addressing grammar, sentence mechanics and style, ensuring that you put out something professional and intelligible. What You Want from Your Proofreader You proofreader should be an expert in the language arts and be someone who can read your material and make suggestions that bring clarity to your work. The proofreader should have an excellent eye for detail and be able to catch spelling errors (particularly those that your spellchecker misses) as well as grammar and punctuation errors. The final version of your eBook will be all the better for the efforts of your proofreader. Next time, we’ll talk about the most important eBook reader: the reader who wants to buy your eBook.