The smiley face in the margin
To my delight, after another long radio silence since Riverhead officially accepted my manuscript as finished, I just heard from my copy editor. I don’t yet know who that is, although I intend to find out.
I now have a fancy new Word file that contains the entire manuscript, with all the proper formatting. Our only remaining job now is to tidy up typos and such. We’re approaching the very end, in other words.
So it is wonderful, thrilling, relieving to find that this copy editor, whoever he or she is, is a language lover as I am.
Have a look at the little screen shot above.
Did you catch it?
Three friends (Paul Cezanne, Emile Zola and Baptistin Baille) were reading poetry and the classics
to each other.
Well, no, they couldn’t have been doing that. Since there were three of them, they were reading poetry and the classics
to one another.
That’s what I want in a copy editor. Whoever you are, you get that smiley face from me (“Author”) in the margin above. And once I find you, I’ll say Thank You properly.