Tuesday, December 9, 2008

On my dining review debut...

I've been so preoccupied with holidays and copyedits on THE BELLY DANCER that I didn't even realize my first dining review for OC Metro was out. I finally remembered to stop by my favorite Wahoo's to pick up a copy, and I was thrilled to see the editors even teased it from the cover. (I'm sure that has more to do with Mesa at The Camp in Costa Mesa being an amazing new restaurant and lounge than it does about my excellent reviewing skills, but still ... yay! If you're interested, you can find it here.)

BTW, another one of my stops today was the post office to send back the copyedited manuscript. Other than adding a little elaboration in three places, the other copyedits were really minor things, such as punctuation (I now know Berkley prefers serial commas!), tightened up sentences, and typos. It's amazing to me how I had read that darn thing from beginning to end several times and still didn't catch all the typos. But what really surprised me was that I had completely changed the name of two characters (minor characters, but still...) Out of the blue Cecil and Arthur became Cyril and Archibald. Oh well. It's all fixed now. (I hope...)


Gayle Carline said...

Ha ha - that's why you have MSWord - to globally replace Cyril! My publisher prefers electronic editing, which is nice. Like you, I had a few minor corrections. Apparently, I like to leap forward in time (they're in the house - no, wait, they're in the car). I'm nervous, too, that I fixed everything!

I'll have to check out your review.

DeAnna Cameron said...

Hi, Gayle! I thought I had done the global find/replace. Somehow I still messed it up :-)