Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Copy Editor at Work

Tonight I presented the research project I've been working on this semester. It was on the function of the book of Revelation as a conclusion to the Christian canon, and it topped 10,000 words. So, needless to say, the copy editor that I hired on in the Spring had her work cut out for her.

She was exacting in her editorial comments, brutally candid in her critiques, and unrelenting in her stylistic edits. Here's a glimpse of her "highlighting" a number of these problematic areas.

She charges a steep 2 baby-goldfish per page and 12 "choos" (her word for Cheerios) anytime she has to go into the labyrinth of footnotes (there were 111 of them).   

Worth every crumb. 

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