In the immortal words of Douglas Adams, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” The second edition of my Gödel book was supposed to be off to CUP today. But it will be two or three weeks yet. Still, the end is in sight …
I’ll be sending out the complete draft PDF to a few very kind people who have given me comments on the early chapters that I’ve posted here. But would you like to see the whole draft PDF when it is done in a couple of weeks (and maybe see your name in illuminated letters on the Acknowledgements page for the book)? Then here’s the deal …
Send me an email with the subject line “Proof reading Gödel” (my address is at the foot of the ‘About…’ page) from an academic email address, with a sentence or two about you, promising
- not to pass on the PDF,
- to do a very careful proof-reading for typos, cross-checking of references etc., of an assigned chunk of the book [about 30 pages] as quickly as you can, and definitely within three weeks of getting the PDF,
- to comment on any issues of readability etc. in that chunk.
Of course, comments on more would always be most welcome, even at this late stage! Since I’ll be producing the camera-ready copy for the book, I can make changes up to the wire (which will no doubt be at least a couple of months after I first send in the draft to CUP for their proof reader and production team to take a first look at).
Oh, how can you resist the offer!?
[Added August 7th: I now have a quorum of kind proof-readers, so the offer is closed.]