The copy edits for “Charmed & Deadly arrived this afternoon. (Did you see my head spin around?) I’ve never seen so many sticky flags in all my life. Like everything else I do, I have a system for dealing with this. First, I go through and check out each little flag. Most of the time it’s little things, like did you mean “pissy” or “crappy.” Seriously. Nothing to hard. Most of the time the copy editor is right, so I just say yes or stet or whatever it needs. I finished all the flags today.
Tomorrow, I’ll go through and read the whole thing and see if there are any bits I want to add. There were no writing revisions, just pickies. I will tell you I LOVE COPY EDITORS. They are the ones who make us look good along with our editors. They catch the silly things, left out words and always notice when things are out of line.
So copy edits are a headache, but it’s all for the greater good. Still, my brain hurts. Once I do a final read through, then I’ll look at every single change they marked just to make sure it all works.
Oh, they have the cover up for Charmed & Deadly on amazon.com. Go look and tell me wha