Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Next Step in the Editing Process

Well, my sweet little manuscript made it to my editor. So, here's what happens next.

I sent the manuscript to my acquisitions editor who in turn gave it to the awesome lady who is my developmental editor. She sent me a very nice email welcoming me to the publishing house and detailed what will happen next. (And I must say, if you ever have a chance to work with Career Press, don't hesitate. They have been AWESOME so far. They keep you in the loop every step of the way and don't mind answering all the stupid questions you send at them) :D

Anyhow, this wonderful lady will be going through my manuscript to make sure I met all my contractual obligations (word count, promised content, etc) and she will be checking on things like my general content, whether or not I obtained any releases or permissions necessary, and that sort of thing.

Then she will send it to a line editor. The line editor will check on all the specifics. Her email outlined things like content, grammar, style, cohesiveness, organization, mechanics, and all that good stuff.

As my book will be released in Jan, it will be heading to the printer in the beginning of December. So anything that needs fixin' will be done between now and then.

So, at the moment, I am anxiously awaiting word from editor 1 before the manuscript goes off to editor 2. Both fun and a little nerve-wracking all at once LOL I'll keep you posted when I hear more!

How is everyone else doing on their projects? Words flowing freely? Queries meeting with requests? Revisions going well?

6 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

That's exciting! Hope all goes smoothly!

Matthew Rush said...

This is SO interesting. Thanks Michelle. Things are going well but WriteOnCon, though AMAZING, takes up almost all my day (after work). That's actually a good and a bad thing.

Sarah Bromley said...

So exciting, Michelle! I'm sure these next few months will go by quickly.

Things are going well. I'm going on submission with my YA dark UF soon and still chipping away at my WiP.

Carolyn V. said...

It's so exciting to hear about your book! =D

I'm trying to work on my revising, but I am finding my time very short this summer. Two more weeks until the kids go to school and I hope I'll have more time.

Vicki Rocho said...

How exciting! January is going to be here before we know it!

Misha said...

Wow that's awesome. I must admit that I've always wondered how the editing stage works. hanks for clearing that up.

As for my writing, all goes well, except that my writing is aimed at a 1500 economics essay in stead of my book. Oh the joys of being a student ;-)