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Clicking that damn send button!


sendSometimes, clicking the send button can be the hardest thing to do.

I’ve been editing Raus! Untoten! volume 1. I shall shortly be moving on to editing volume 2. Before that however, I needed to send the final versions of Volume 1’s stories over to be published.

And that’s when things got to be difficult. I know for a fact that neither I, nor the authors, can catch every mistake. It’s there every time I read a book by someone else. No matter how big the publisher is, no matter how much money they throw at it, there will be a mistake. Some might have more than one.

It’s this knowledge that makes clicking the send button so damn hard. I’ve gone through the stories, the authors have gone through the stories and the publishers have gone through the stories, but it’s my name on the spine, my named that followed the absolutely awesome, amazing words Edited by.

And it’s those arse knuckle bastard words that will damn me as well.

Needless to say, I puckered up and clicked the send button. My first ever edited by me anthology. God help me.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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