Escort: 1st Round of Edits Completed!

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Congratulations to me!  I am one step closer to that coveted position of making you people buy my book!  Err, uhh, of course I mean the coveted position of being a published author.

Yes, that's what I mean...

Yes, that’s what I mean…

The first, and also the second, round of edits are over and I thought I’d share some of the process of editing a book for publication.  Mostly my idiocies.

Muttering?

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Simple things like this are the kind of stuff, along with some comma placement and periods.  This is a pretty solid mistake and most of them will be like this when you’re editing a book for publishing.  I wanted to put it in here first, so you get a grasp of what 80-90% of the edits are.

Wary vs. Weary

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This one annoyed me, personally, because I had used the correct word, Wary, in the first draft.  When I was editing it for submission I was reading through and second-guessed myself.  I changed wary to weary and nary a good idea was had that day.

 

Leap Into Action!

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This comes from writing parts of the book so far apart.  A pretty simple mistake to fix, just Crtl+F to find and replace all the leaped cases with leapt cases, or vice versa.

 

Qutuuuuz!!

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Another common thing you have to watch out for is having characters use each other’s names unnecessarily.  It would sound weird, Audience, if I referred to you by your names every time I said something to you.

 

Who’s They?

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saytheyrmotherfucker

 

Aohw?

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Yup!  Yeah, I did that…I spelled the word ‘whoa’ wrong.  3 times in a row, no less.

 

These are the kinds of things you find out about yourself when editing a book.  You find out, no matter how hard you try, that you are invariably a dumbass.  It might only be once or twice in a book, but somewhere…something…will make you feel like an idiot.  But that’s why we have editors, to make us not look idiots when our books get printed.

~RCS

Also to steal all our commas!  Editors feed off them, like comma vampires!

editorscountvampire

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