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The Kind of Publicity You Don’t Want

The Kind of Publicity You Don’t Want Skipping a proofread can cost three or four stars.   P. T. Barnum, the flamboyant showman of the nineteenth century, famously said, “All publicity is good publicity.” Perhaps all publicity is good publicity for the person who’s famous for being famous. Any day that a spotlight-seeking celebrity gets…

Why You Need a Bible Proofreading Specialist

Why You Need a Bible Proofreading Specialist Peachtree’s three-phase process   If you thought you had a serious health condition, you wouldn’t turn to the SpeedyCare clinic on the corner, even if the people there are really nice. You’d make an appointment with your trusted doctor. In all likelihood, he or she would run a…

Digital and Human Proofing: the Hybrid Approach to Bible Proofreading

Digital and Human Proofing: the Hybrid Approach to Bible Proofreading Almost anyone who spent time in front of a television set in the 1970s remembers the hit series the Six Million Dollar Man. You can probably still see Colonel Steve Austin’s eyes as he realizes his NASA test flight is failing. You may still picture…

Avoid a Bible Publishing Disaster

Avoid a Bible Publishing Disaster Do apples, cinnamon, and Parmesan go together? Well, that’s a matter of personal taste. But chances are, you don’t expect to see that mix of flavors in your Bible. It’s a fact of life and business. Equipment breaks down. Software gets glitchy. Employees get distracted or weary or sloppy. If…

The End of the Line: Fussing Over Word Breaks and Stacks

  The End of the Line: Fussing Over Word Breaks and Stacks   A piece of equipment breaks down. An order breaks during shipment. A manager starts taking two-hour lunch breaks. What else is there to say? In a broken world, breaks are a pesky part of business. In Bible publishing, editors, designers, and typesetters…

Why Do Bibles Still Need to Be Proofread?

Why Do Bibles Still Need to Be Proofread?   Remember the Telephone game? You would whisper something to a friend, who would whisper it to another, who would whisper it to another, and so on. By the time it reached the end of the line, “I’ll have French fries and a strawberry shake” had morphed…

Nine Common Errors We Find in Specialty Bible Projects

Nine Common Errors We Find in Specialty Bible Projects The next time you visit a bookstore, take a moment to marvel at the multitude of available study and devotional Bibles. You might want to tip your cap to “Bloody Mary,” the Catholic queen of England in the 1550s. She’s indirectly responsible for all those helpful…

The Eternal Impact of Bible Proofreading

The Eternal Impact of Bible Proofreading “Thank you for proofreading my Bible.” Imagine our surprise to get an unexpected, unsolicited word of gratitude from a man named Arlyn. He found out that, among our varied services, Peachtree proofreads Bibles for many of the world’s top Bible publishers. Arlyn then proceeded to do something very few…

Five Common Mistakes We Find When Proofreading a Bible

Five Common Mistakes We Find When Proofreading a Bible Remember that parable Jesus told about vinegar? It’s a trick question. He never told such a parable. However, if your only Bible was the Authorized Version published in 1717 by John Baskett, you might not be so sure. Baskett’s Bible accidentally titled Luke 20 “The Parable…

Is There a Typo in Your Bible?

Is There a Typo in Your Bible? “There’s a Bible verse missing.” There are few sentences that strike more fear in a Bible publisher’s heart than that one. First, there’s the theological reason: Doesn’t God’s Word deserve to be printed perfectly? Second, there’s the personal reason: How did this mistake get past me? And third,…