Friday, November 16, 2012
Writing: Galley Proofs
I've just completed going over the galleys of my next book, Stress Test, and I'm amazed there were still things I and the editors who've read the previous versions let slip through. Then again, this is why there are so many layers of editing involved in the process. My edits of the galley proof ranged from removing stray punctuation marks to cleaning up wording to--in one case--a slight change in the job description of a minor character. But it's done.
Meanwhile, I've sent my editor at Thomas Nelson Co. the manuscript for the book that follows Stress Test. Heart Failure won't be published for about a year, but I have to stay ahead. While I wait for those edits to begin, I've started to outline Critical Condition. The fun never stops, does it?
Do you have a question about writing? I'd love to hear it, and promise to answer to the best of my ability.
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