Editing, love it or hate it?

Posted: October 4, 2013 in books

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Once I receive my edits back from my editor, I’m excited but also dreading it at the same time. It’s kind of like being back at school. Remember that essay you worked so hard on, thinking it must be at least an ‘A’, only to receive it back and see that it’s covered in red pen, pointing out all of your mistakes. It’s a similar experience when it comes to edits, but at the same time, I improve by learning from them. Yes it can be disheartening, to see someone criticize what you have worked so hard on, but they are only there to help you improve on what you’ve already done, and let’s face it, we have all had the slip of a finger, pressing the wrong key turning what should be a recognizable word, into something else entirely. It’s always good to have a fresh pair of eye’s to look over your work, even if sometimes you don’t agree with their suggestions, they are trained in this particular field and are probably right. I quite like the suggestions, it gives me an opportunity to rethink and add to my manuscript in ways i didn’t think of before 🙂

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  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Good luck with your editing and your new book. Always interested to know how it is all going.

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