Cups of Coffee and Line Edits

img_1167I found this cup among the things my daughter left behind after she moved to New York. I do not think it was meant for me. I can’t correct my own grammar much less somebody else’s. I suspect it was for her.  Except she is never silent about correcting grammar.

Anyhow, it seemed the appropriate cup for doing line edits.  It is going so slowly. I started at the last page and line by line, looking for mistakes, finding lots of continuity problems, and in constant battle with Oxford commas and subtle homonyms. I am armed with a style guide and thesaurus and dictionary, working my way back to the beginning. I am trying to have as clean of copy for my two chosen editors to give the book a last read through before hitting the query trenches.  And I definitely need more coffee or a nap. Or both.

 

 

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