The text was printed too close to the margins of the pages, making it difficult to read without breaking the spine, so I have increased the margin slightly. Unfortunately, increasing the margin increases the page number and I am reluctant to send more trees to their deaths for the sake of a minor flaw, so I have only increased it enough to make the book perfectly readable on opening. There are now 84 pages instead of 80.
There were also a couple of very minor typo's. On page 21 the CRB note has been inadvertently cut, so it is incomplete. It should read 'CRB - soon to change; from October 2009 the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will hold information on individuals which will be available free to employers and organisations wishing to check if their prospective employee can work with children and vulnerable people. Other ‘regulated activities’ will be covered and if you aren’t registered - or are barred from certain activities, then your Service may not be able to employ you.'
I have simplified the page heading and page number footers so they look cleaner and the widows and orphans (lonely single lines at the beginning and end of the pages) have been repaired.
On page 79 'Zulu zulu' should read 'Zebra zebra'!
About three spelling/grammatical errors were also identified and repaired.
And that's it. First print editions do tend to carry the teething problems associated with deadlines, so I hope I have now sorted things out. If you have a copy of the book, it is a rarity now because only a few thousand were printed with the errors. You can now go off and Ebay it!
If you are starting Paramedic Science or are thinking of going into frontline Paramedicine, click on the link (the post title), go to SP and buy the book!!