I’ve had some nice copyediting news recently. Scott Lynch told me in an e-mail that he was “delighted” with my copyedit of The Lies of Locke Lamora and continued with all kinds of wonderful-to-hear things about the job I’d done and my reputation as a copyeditor and so on. I particularly liked this line he said, though:
Your thoroughness is inhuman; it’s your mutant super-power.
The guy has such a way with words. :-)
And in other good copyediting news, one of the novels I copyedited is up for the Philip K. Dick Award! It’s To Crush the Moon, by Wil McCarthy. Wil was nice enough to put me in the acknowledgments for “taming” the book, though truth be told he left me little to do to it. I’ve copyedited that whole series for Wil, though (the first–The Collapsium–was shortlisted for the Nebula), and I’m thrilled to see his work getting that kind of recognition.
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.