The The Impotence of Proofreading

I have spent several hours obsessing over obscure typesetting issues for the paperback edition of State. So I thought I would share an amusing monologue on presenting prose. I couldn’t pick just one favourite, so I have decided to share two. Both contain what some charmingly call ‘language’; distinguishing them from the instrumental monologue.

Hopefully, they will bring you joy even if you aren’t setting your own work at the moment.

Mike Lacher’s spirited defence of the Comic Sans typeface, read by Tom O’Bedlam:

And Taylor Mali’s malapropist jive:

May you always be on the right page; unless you are copyright or colophon.


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