Here’s a nice photograph of the second pass pages (we’ll explain….) from the new book from author Charles Marsh, Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at University of Virginia and director of the Project on Lived Theology. Marsh’s book STRANGE GLORY: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be published in April 2014 by Knopf. Today, he’s at work reviewing the final book with an eye toward catching any last copy editing errors or other necessary changes. All the editing of the book is long finished, and it’s been typeset, laid out and designed as well. It mostly looks like a finished book, but is printed on regular 8.5 x 11 paper and isn’t bound. He’s checking his work, the editor’s work, and the copy editor’s work as part of the process of proofing the book, so when you pick it up, there are no typos or errors.
The turnaround time for him to go over the pages is very fast- he just finished a first pass last week, sent it back to Knopf, and they sent him a new version with his first pass changes incorporated.
After the author is finished reviewing, the publisher will input his changes and go through at least once more to polish.
So, STRANGE GLORY is still a few steps away from being out in the world. There are a little over two months until publication, so plenty of time yet to print the books and get them into stores before the on-sale date of April 29th.
This is what the final book will look like. As you can see, the cover is long finished being designed, even though the author and publisher and not yet finished making changes to the text itself.
And here’s what you’ll find within those painstakingly, carefully edited pages (Continued after the jump…)