I went up to OASIS just for the day, to do the panels I was on. It was fun. I sat next to Piers Anthony in the “Ask the Pros” panel, and he was very nice to me. (I was somewhat surprised because, well, I’d somehow gotten the notion that he hates copyeditors.)
At one point, after being asked whether it was a foregone conclusion that you could sell books once you’d had success with several, he replied that it wasn’t, necessarily, if you wanted to write other things than the novels that had done so well. He said, “It’s like being a beautiful woman. People only want one thing from you, and once they get it, they want it twice a day and then they think they own you.” Then he turned to me and asked, “Do I have it about right?” :-D
Heh. Actually, most of the guys I’m attracted to seem far more interested in my brains than my body. Comes from having a thing for writers and being a damn good copyeditor, I guess. :-D
Sex, hell, you can find that anywhere. A great copyeditor, though… ;-)
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.