Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Good news day

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Got the all clear from my biopsy today, so that was a relief.

And I received the copy edit back from Harper Collins for Book 2, Stormlord Rising.

As usual, the copy editor remarks that wasn't anything much to do.
As usual, I then glance at the text. It's covered in red.
As usual, I wonder how something I thought was well-nigh perfect can come back looking like it has the pox.
As usual, I start to wonder about other writers - if this is a light edit, what on earth are all the other authors doing????
And I know that, as I begin, also as usual, I shall look at the proposed corrections and blush, slap a hand to my forehead, wonder just how many times I typed 'of' when I meant 'on', or 'that' when I meant 'than'. Or why I didn't pick up that grammatical error, or the fact that I used the word 'effort' four times in two paragraphs, or misspelled a character's name.
Thank the Big Publisher in Teh Sky for copy editors.

7 comments:

Jo said...

Glad about the biopsy results, such good news is always great to have.

I think I would have been a good copy editor, I seem to see every single typo there is in a book. Matt thinks he would have been good with movies as he spots everything wrong there, drives me batty actually, LOL

Anonymous said...

Great news!!! And yes, God bless the copy editor ...

Open ID is playing up!

Karen

glenda larke said...

If you see any typos, Jo, do tell me because I can tell them to fix them for the next printing.

Imagine me said...

Pleased to hear the good news about the biopsy - and I hope there isn't too much work to be done.

Jo said...

OK Glenda, will do.

invanderkoeck said...

Hi Glenda,

Glad the biopsy results are good! yay!

Wow, this whole copy-editing process is so interesting. I can't wait to go through it myself, even though it seems scary also *laughs*.

I'm reading The Last Stormlord now! :D So coool!

best,
Ika Vanderkoeck

Glenda Larke said...

Yep, copyediting is scary. Well, more embarrassing, I think. And a salutary lesson on why one should never self-publish without a professional edit.