Finished proofing the galleys for KILLER ROUTINE. Whew!
Here are a few observations:
There were many occasions when I’d come across a sentence (or even a paragraph) that I didn’t recognize. As in, “Who wrote this? I didn’t write this, did I? You kidding, I wrote this?” You’d think after spending so much time writing and revising it, I’d have memorized the entire manuscript.
There weren’t too many instances where I wanted to change something (really change, not just fix a word). I guess that’s good.
Most of the “fixes” were of the stylistic consistency type. You know, spelling out numbers, capitalization of certain things, spelling of slang—stuff like that.
I didn’t find any things—situations, events, timing—that would present problems for the sequel, which is mostly written. Those things I did find should be easily fixed (in the sequel).
It’s better than I remembered. Which is nice.
My copy editor is terrific.