Lessons I Learned from my Copy Editor

First, let me just say the road to publishing is not a highway where you zip along.  It’s more like an uphill road covered in ice and you’re in slippers.  In other words, you’re not making quick progress.  (Which is why these blog entries are months apart.) That said, I’ve just taken another big step forward:  copy edits.   For other newbies like me, copyediting is what happens after you’ve finished with revisions from your editor.  I did two rounds of fixes and rewrites for Editor Stacy and joy-of-joys, when it was all done, she said, “Great job–”  and passed it on to the copy editor.