Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On moving into the copy-editing phase...

It was leaning against my front door when I arrived home from a doctor's appointment this morning: a 4-pound FedEx package containing my copy-edited manuscript of THE BELLY DANCER.

Yesterday a nice e-mail from my editor, Jackie Cantor, alerted me it was on its way, but I didn't expect it so quickly. Now that it's here, I have a couple of weeks to go through the copy editor's questions on consistency, style and clarity, as well as review the punctuation and other fixes she's marked in red pencil throughout the manuscript. By Dec. 16, it has to be back in her hands.

I've given the 303 pages only a cursory look, but so far it seems like the changes are minor, which means the process should be fairly easy -- knock on wood. I'll let you know how it goes...

2 comments:

Tracey said...

How Exciting!!! I want to purchase a copy and have it signed by my favorite author once it is out!! :)

DeAnna Cameron said...

I'm lucky to have friends like you, Tracey :-)