Praise for an unknown copyeditor

Usually manuscript copyedits have the name of the copyeditor on the processing sheet. This time they didn’t, and I wish they had. I’d love to write a thank you note to the person who did Night Echoes. They were, bar none, the least frustrating, clearest, and most straightforward edits I’ve ever done.

I’m finished with them, and will have them to Claire on time. Sweet, sweet words are these: I’m done ahead of deadline.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

6 comments… add one
  • shawna Nov 1, 2006 @ 22:32

    Ooooooooh. That sounds like a good thing. 🙂

  • hollylisle Nov 1, 2006 @ 18:22

    In fact, I passed on my praise to my editor and agent, and my editor said she’ll ask for the same editor for our next book.

  • shawna Oct 31, 2006 @ 15:48

    Yay! Maybe a note sent through the lines might wend it’s way there? I bet it’d make their day to be appreciated, just in case, heaven forbid, that they don’t read your blog. Seems like it’d be a shame not to let that rare breed of copyeditor in on your kudos.

    Glad you’re feeling better. Have fun tonight with the ghoulies. (I am SO going to freeze… it hit 21 degrees last night, and since it’s 43 right now… I am not optimistic. I’m not ready for this— that’s January weather!)

  • eitje Oct 30, 2006 @ 22:17

    i didn’t think that kind of thing happened. 😉

  • TinaK Oct 30, 2006 @ 20:09

    Bravo! What a weight off your shoulders that must be. Hope you are feeling better without meds soon Holly!

  • PJ Oct 30, 2006 @ 16:59

    HOORAY! Hopefully that made you feel better on the “cold” front, too. I find stress always makes any sickness feel worse.

    Is there anyway to find out the name of the person? Hey, something just occured to me, maybe s/he reads your blog and has seen it already! 🙂

    ~PJ~

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