A lot of work ahead
Some time ago I decided to publish one of my books as an ebook. There are several companies doing a free ebook service so I thought, ‘Why not!’
I wanted the final book to be as professional as possible so I sent the manuscript off to a copy editor. Someone had to find those typos and misplaced commas, and I knew I wasn’t going to see them.
Today it came back, duly marked up with suggestions and corrections. There aren’t as many blue (suggestions) and red (corrections) marks as I’d expected, but still enough to keep me busy making changes for some time.
I’ve found the whole experience very useful. The style sheet she did will come in handy. Then there are the bits she didn’t understand and the bits she thought readers might find annoying and the suggestions she made for putting these right. We’ve had numerous phone calls and emails over the past couple of weeks and they’ve all been fruitful.
Has anyone else been through a similar process? Did you find it useful? or scary – all those mistakes?