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A Note About Copyedits

So I am on the last leg of my last copy edits and plan to finish up today.

It's amazing the mistakes you find. Not only the mistakes the copy editor finds (for instance, Rinn stops her bipolar medication--and then out of the blue, in the midst of her so-called experiment, she pops a pill--which pretty much kills what I was going for) but the mistakes you made.

Me: Rinn, after the power fails during her Christmas concert and she finds herself inexplicably alone in the school auditorium, she realizes the door to the pool room (Annaliese's hangout) is open.

A minute later, it's closed. Then it opens again.

Say what?

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I've read this ms a thousand times and never noticed it. Even Awesome Copy Editor didn't pick up on it. But it hit me like a slap in the face when I read that part for the one-thousandth-and-ONE time.

Which kind of scares me.

What else did I miss???


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Thank you, Stewie. I know.

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edgyauthor
Feb. 25th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I can so relate to this! I mean, I don't have a copy-editor yet to miss mistakes with me, but I never fail to find head-desky errors in my manuscripts long after I've edited them to death. Soooo embarrassing. It's like, is there some evil gremlin sneaking these mistakes in when I'm not looking? How could I have missed them before?!

Good luck wrapping up your copy-edits today! :)
onegrapeshy
Feb. 26th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks. And I am a totally believer in The Gremlin.
onegrapeshy
Feb. 26th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
LOL, I can't even write a comment without an error. :D
fandoria
Feb. 26th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
At least you did find it before it was too late.

I once had a HUGE time discrepency in my last WIP that neither I nor my crit partners found until after at least a dozen read-throughs.
onegrapeshy
Feb. 26th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Rinn also breaks her right wrist but the doctor says it's her left. That would have been a BAD one to sneak through!
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onegrapeshy
Feb. 26th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh yes I do. But thanks! :-) :-)
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