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Copyeditor Chronicles

I’ve written previously here and here of my appreciation for good copyeditors. For the last two days I’ve been reviewing the copyedits for my next book (a middle-grade novel due…View post

Oops! Visiting Tom: Ford or Chevy?

Reader Chris C. has sharp eyes and points out that on page 162 of┬áVisiting Tom I refer to Tom’s car as a “long-gone Ford convertible” despite the fact that it…View post

On Editors and Copyeditors

Just recently my editor taught me when to use “elder daughter” instead of “eldest.” Today my copyeditor taught me that these {} are called French braces. Sometimes I get questions…View post