I just finished up the final read of my copyedit for the U.S. version of ‘s book The Lies of Locke Lamora.
This is a fantastic book, folks. I got so damned worried about one of his characters at one point that I had to quit working for an hour because I just couldn’t bear to look. I don’t recall that ever happening to me before. :-)
So, anyway, now I go through and deal with my multitudinous flags (I organize and correlate them with each other and verify if all the little facts I’d flagged because I was uncertain if there’d been contrary information earlier actually were different earlier, for instance); then I decide which ones to bother him with, type them up, make all the final touches to the style sheet and design memo, and with good luck and hard work get the whole thing off to Bantam a day earlier than they requested.
Then I’ll take a break till after Christmas, at which point I have Chris Roberson’s new novel to start copyediting.
I’m a lucky girl. :-)
I'm a freelance copyeditor specializing in fantasy and science fiction. SF/F novels I have copyedited have been finalists for (and have sometimes won) the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, Endeavour, Golden Spur, John W. Campbell Memorial, Quill, Locus, Philip K. Dick, British Science Fiction, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy awards. In 2007 I became the first and only copyeditor ever short-listed for a World Fantasy Award.