I received a manuscript for proofreading, but the envelope was saturated with something that smells and looks like kerosene oil, most likely from its trip through the US Postal System. I've had the manuscript spread out on the porch all weekend, trying to air it out enough that I can be in the same room with it, let alone handle the pages and sit with the book in my lap to proofread it. The stench is nauseating. The production house that brailled the manuscript is reluctant to make another copy and send it to me again because I'll miss their deadline. Is there any way I can get rid of the smell, or is the only course of action to insist that I need a fresh copy?
I bagged up the manuscript with a box of baking soda and taped it all shut, so maybe it will be better by morning. But even just handling the books that much kicked up my asthma some and burned my eyes. It's scary to think how that might have happened because there shouldn't be kerosene shipped in the mail, but the envelope was saturated. My boyfriend can see oil stains on the pages, and the stench is unmistakable.
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