Maggie Robinson


Nov 13
2009
Editricks

Yesterday I sent off the copy edits for Mistress by Mistake. I spent about 10 hours on Wednesday reading every single word—again, for the zillionth time—and was so impressed with my copy editor. She (he?) caught all sorts of stupid things. Me for be? Heaving for leaving (honest)? The marks were an interesting secret code, and my favorite is ‘stet’—let it stand. I did write that a few times, but mostly the copy editor was right. So whoever you are, thanks a bunch. While there may yet be mistakes (did you know that Persian rugmakers always made a deliberate mistake in their pattern to show humility because only Allah is perfect?), it won’t be for lack of attention to detail.
I laughed at the funny parts. And I cried at the end, as if somebody else wrote the story. I hope you will too!

4 comments to “Editricks”

  1. TerriOsburn
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     · November 13th, 2009 at 6:57 pm · Link

    I'm betting they've never had an author turn around copy edits this quickly. LOL! You go, Maggie!

    I'm sure I'll cry! (Who'd a thunk that would be a compliment?)



  2. Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe
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     · November 14th, 2009 at 8:35 am · Link

    Well, it did take me about 10 hours. Fortunately I had the whole day off to do it. If I'd been going into the "real" job, I'd still be slogging through.

    It is my goal to make you cry, Terri. And laugh, too.:)



  3. Tiffany Clare
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     · November 15th, 2009 at 1:46 pm · Link

    WOOHOO, you’re blog has moved over, and it looks fabulous!



  4. Maggie Robinson
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     · November 15th, 2009 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Thanks, Tiff! You are officially the first visitor! I have a little something special planned. Stay tuned. 🙂