- Apr 19, 2018
An editor-typesetter’s nightmare: This is an actual image of the French novelist Honoré de Balzac’s own revisions of a galley proof of one of his stories. In those days much editing was done after the initial typesetting had taken place. Nowadays, thankfully, editing is most often done on a manuscript pulled up on a computer screen and completed prior to any typography. A typesetter today who had to wrestle with such a page would swiftly commit himself or herself to the nearest funny farm for a rest cure.