As I wade through copy edits of Ghost Dusters Three, DEAD AND KICKING, I am just pleased as punch that I have such a wonderful copy editor to catch all my errors.
Without Becky Vinter my stories would baffle even the most forgiving reader. I'm only half way through the edits and already notice that Becky has saved my poor heroine from much unintended silliness.
For example, without Becky's keen eye Sadie would've been ...
"Standing" on the sofa across from Zack while they talked, instead of just sitting. Um. Sadie is so NOT Tom Cruise...
Becky also prevented Sadie from being called Money Pie instead of Honey Pie. This one cracked me up for ten minutes! I can just imagine some reader going through the story and being stumped by a "money pie" comment and thinking, "What the hell?!"
You might be thinking, "hey don't you read your stuff before you send it to your editor?" Of course I do. I swear. I even read it multiple times! So how the heck does this stuff (and a million other errors) slip through? Well, because I'm not perfect LOL! Of course both my editor and copy editor ARE perfect so I don't need to be :)
Today it's a gorgeous sunny day here. How are things where you are? Are you jumping on the couch with joy?