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Galley Proof

In publishing, a preliminary text that has not been subdivided into pages. Galley proofs are produced before a text goes to print for proofreading and other editing purposes.
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What is perhaps surprising is her reference to the two being identical in 'paper', as the 'Fraser' copy is clearly printed on galley proof paper, which was generally a cheaper stock than that used in finished books, in this case probably newsprint.
Carefully review the galley proofs from the print shop before the final copies are printed.
Having written hundreds of book reviews myself, I know that reviewers are often compelled to work from uncorrected galley proofs in which there are routinely errors and misprints.
The volume includes the page proofs for the revised introduction and chapter 1, a handwritten manuscript of a completely new version of chapter 1, the galley proofs for revised chapters 2 through 4 (together with several related Forschungsmanuskripten included as Beilagen), a shorthand manuscript of a new version of chapter 5, and two fragments for a foreword to the complete second edition.
Meanwhile, their side effects would prevent Leong from editing the book's galley proofs.
The Company is advised that this approval of the galley proofs is the final step required of the Authors prior to publication.
An examination of the final edited typescript, along with two sets of galley proofs and the master galleys, all acquired by the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina, begins to shed light on that process.
1998 In preparing this chronology, timed for the opening of the Rothko retrospective at the National Gallery in Washington, I leafed through the galley proofs of the catalogue and immediately fell upon a moment in 1952 when the artist refused to let the Whitney acquisition committee review two of his paintings, claiming that he had a "deep sense of responsibility for the life my pictures will lead out in the world.
Each year, Ott and his staff of trained readers sift through 30,000 book manuscripts, mostly galley proofs, and write 7,500 advance reviews.