I was contacted this week by Josh Conviser, whose novel Echelon I copyedited. He said he hoped Del Rey had told me how happy he was with the copyedit, and he passed along a note I’d actually never received:
I wanted to thank you for all your work on Echelon. Your notes were fantastic, really helping me clarify the story. I think this version is far cleaner, tighter and more fun to read. The majority of that improvement comes from your copyedits and queries. So, again, thank you.
All the best,
Josh is an executive consultant for the HBO series Rome and does most of his writing for Hollywood. He clearly has a bright future in science fiction, too. Be sure to check out his website, which will be up in full sometime in May; the description of his novel gives me chills every time I read it. Clicking on the cover takes you to the Amazon order page.
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.