By Suzanne Quill
You’ve written a book. You’ve reread it how many times? Five, ten, fifteen? You’ve done Spell Check and Grammar Check. You’ve sent it off to your editor. You’ve received and completed second and maybe third round edits. Off the manuscript goes for more editor corrections, this time maybe a different editor. Final edits are done the book is published. It’s perfect, right?
NO! Reviews come in and one of the comments is about poor spelling or improper words.
Are you as devastated as I am?
I confess. When I read another author’s books I edit in my head. How did he/she say that? Would I say it the same way? What did I like about it? What didn’t I like? I’ll even write a quote down that touches me so I can give credit to the author when necessary.
Yes, I’ll register spelling or grammar errors but…
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