At the beginning of the year I had the pleasure of spending a day at Peachtree Editorial Services, near Atlanta. (If you need a refresher, they’re the veteran proofreading company we’re working with to perform the final check of our text.) I was warmly welcomed, and after introductions I was thoroughly impressed by their operation and by the meticulous, multifaceted process they are putting our proofs through. Many careful eyes are checking and re-checking each typeset page. Peachtree has worked with nearly all the most respected modern English translations and revisions, and is considered the world’s finest Bible proofreading firm. They are living up to their reputation.
It’s been an honor to work directly with Peachtree’s co-founder June Gunden, who has personally taken the lead on the proofreading of Bibliotheca. My confidence in our effort was bolstered by something June said in a recent email: “The more I study your work, the more impressed I am with how beautiful a job you’ve done!” Coming from her, this of course means a great deal to us.
We continue to put in long hours, nights, and weekends on final typesetting, proofreading, and the few remaining editorial queries—even the folks at Peachtree have been gracious enough to put in time on their weekends. As challenging as the road has been, I am reminded that the editorial process to revise and yet preserve the literary style of the American Standard Version has been graced all the while by the dedicated efforts of highly talented and skilled individuals—all in the shared interest of creating (and at the same time upholding) something good and enduring. Not only has the team brought their experience and professionalism to the table, they are also a relentlessly positive and driven group of people.
Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we are on target to begin printing this spring. I will have more momentous news to share at that time, when the project finally shifts from an editorial focus to production. I can hardly wait to see those first printed sheets off the press.
As always, please feel welcome to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Heather and team will reply in a timely fashion to assist you in any way possible.
As we make our final push toward printing and binding the books, your support means the world to us—now as ever.
With much appreciation,
Adam & the team