I’ve gotten the copy-edited [does copy-edited have a hyphen?? that’s the kind of thing the copyeditor knows… and I don’t] manuscript back from Portfolio and am going through it page by page.

I feel like I’m back in sixth grade. It’s covered with red marks and scribbles in red pencil. I’ve been  instructed to respond to the copyeditor’s suggested edits in a different color pencil. Not pen, mind you.

Oh, and to harken back to pre-Internet days, the manuscript arrived as 250+ loose pages with a giant rubber band around them. Lots of details and stuff to pay attention to. But so far this isn’t as taxing as writing the damn thing.