Lois Lowry's Blog

Welcome!

copy-editing

Posted by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, 06 June 2007 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I received the copy-edited manuscript of my new book (to be published Spring 2008) and it occurred to me that some of you may be interested in seeing how that part of the process works.

I mailed the completed manuscript to the publisher some time ago. They turned it over to a copy-editor. The author never meets the copy editor, and she (usually it is a woman) may be different for each book. I suppose it depends on who is available.

The copy editor goes through the manuscript meticulously, looking for typos, misspellings, questions of punctuation, and watching for continuity errors (a character has blue eyes on page 13, brown eyes on page 202?) and simple stylistic questions. The copy editor does not make any changes, but marks all these things...(questions, usually in teensy printing...in the margins. Things like: "You used the word beautiful twice on this page. Want to change one?") and using editing marks that indicate what punctuation should be changed. (I always use too many commas, and copy editors always indicate that many of them should be removed).

The author can, theoretically, say "No, I MEANT to use that stupid adverb. Leave it in." That's a stylistic thing and the author can make the final decision.

But formatting issues need to follow the rules, and so I open up the manuscript in my computer, set the copy-edited hard copy in front of me, and go through page by page, deleting commas, making the indicated changes. I've attached two examples here. The first is a snippet from the orignal manuscript, the one I sent the publisher, but now it has the copy editor's markings on it (in red). Her abbreviations mean that the underlined section should be changed to "small caps" ... and the second example is what it looks like after I have made that change. (If you click on them you can see them bigger).

Yesterday I went through 173 pages, amazed as I always am at the meticulousless with which a copy editor works. Page by page I changed the manuscript, throwing away all those superfluous commas as I always do.

One thing the copy editor had suggested in her teensy printing was that the final chapter, instead of being Chapter 22, lent itself to being "Epilogue." I agreed with her and made that change.

Then I printed the new, finished manuscript. I burned it onto a disc. And I returned to the publisher the copy-edited original, plus the final version, plus the disc, from which they will now work. (see that comma? I should have typed "the disc from which they will now work").

Oh my, computers have made all of this so much easier!!!!

Next, because this book will have illustrations, the book designer and the editor will deal with the placement of those, and with designing a jacket.

But for now, my part of it is done.


Copyediting_3
Snippet_copy_2

Tags: Untagged

Comments

Guest
N Monday, 29 November 1999

A good medium-length book: Madeleine L'Engle's A House Like a Lotus. James McWhorter's The Power of Babel is longer (nonfiction) and also really good. Also nonfiction: James C. Davis's The Human Story. Maureen Johnson's The Bermudez Triangle is an easy YA read, but it's excellent. These are somewhat random recommendations, but they're ones I'm always ready to recommend to anyone. Merry Christmas and have a good trip!

Guest
Dawn Farmer Monday, 29 November 1999

I am very anxious to learn about your visit to your granddaughter's 8th grade class. I teach 8th grade and plan to begin THE GIVER on our return from winter break, Jan 2nd. I always become very excited when preparing to read it with my classes. Please consider posting about how the visit goes!
Happy Holidays!

Guest
Kelsey Monday, 29 November 1999

My husband read today that New England's football game will also be on broadcast television. This is something NFL Network never said they'd do, but they are allowing simulcasting because of the chance the Patriots will make it a 16-0 season, which is something any football fan (even Packer fans like me!) would relish a chance to watch. Think of it as a belated Christmas gift! Hope your visitors won't mind some Saturday night football. :-)

Guest
Lois Lowry Monday, 29 November 1999

Thank you, thank you! That decision makes my Saturday night very happy!

Galang
Galang
Galang has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Galang Sunday, 10 December 2017

http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen Supplier sch 40
http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik Supplier sch 40
http://ironsteelcenter.com/category/besi-baja-plat-kapal Supplier Plat kapal besi baja bki krakatau steel
http://www.jualbesibajamurah.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-80-pabrik-produsen-supplier-agen-distributor-jual-toko">http://www.jualbesibajamurah.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-80-pabrik-produsen-supplier-agen-distributor-jual-toko Supplier besi Pipa sch 80 baja
http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/category/besi-beton/ Supplier besi beton Sni Ulir Polos
https://goo.gl/XZ6zpY undangan pernikahan ala jepang
http://www.sentrabesibaja.com/pipa-besi-baja-sch-40-schedule/ Pabrik Besi Pipa Baja Schedule 40
http://ironsteelcenter.com/besi-unp-channel-kanal-u-master-kayafit-ks-eq-ss400-a36-stainless-stenliss-stainlis-stainles-stenlis-sus304-ss201-aisi310-316-alumunium-almunium-tembaga/harga-supplier-pabrik-jual-agen-distributor-besi-unp-baja">http://ironsteelcenter.com/besi-unp-channel-kanal-u-master-kayafit-ks-eq-ss400-a36-stainless-stenliss-stainlis-stainles-stenlis-sus304-ss201-aisi310-316-alumunium-almunium-tembaga/harga-supplier-pabrik-jual-agen-distributor-besi-unp-baja Toko Besi Unp Baja
http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/harga-besi-i-wf-baja-profil-supplier-jual-agen-besi-distributor-pabrik">http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/harga-besi-i-wf-baja-profil-supplier-jual-agen-besi-distributor-pabrik Supplier besi wf
http://www.jualbesibajamurah.com www.jualbesibajamurah.com
http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen Toko sch 40
http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik Toko sch 40
http://ironsteelcenter.com/category/besi-baja-siku-lokal-imoprt-ispat-master-ks-eq-ss400-a36-stainless-stenliss-stainlis-stainles-stenlis-sus304-ss201-aisi310-316-alumunium-almunium-tembaga-kuningan Supplier besi siku
http://www.jualbesibajamurah.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-80-pabrik-produsen-supplier-agen-distributor-jual-toko">http://www.jualbesibajamurah.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-80-pabrik-produsen-supplier-agen-distributor-jual-toko Toko besi Pipa sch 80 baja
http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/category/besi-baja-wf/ Supplier besi wf baja
http://www.undangancinta.com undangan pernikahan islami
http://www.sentrabesibaja.com/pipa-besi-hitam-medium-galvaniz/ Pabrik Pipa Besi Hitam Medium
http://ironsteelcenter.com/besi-unp-channel-kanal-u-master-kayafit-ks-eq-ss400-a36-stainless-stenliss-stainlis-stainles-stenlis-sus304-ss201-aisi310-316-alumunium-almunium-tembaga/harga-supplier-pabrik-jual-agen-distributor-besi-unp-baja">http://ironsteelcenter.com/besi-unp-channel-kanal-u-master-kayafit-ks-eq-ss400-a36-stainless-stenliss-stainlis-stainles-stenlis-sus304-ss201-aisi310-316-alumunium-almunium-tembaga/harga-supplier-pabrik-jual-agen-distributor-besi-unp-baja Jual Besi Unp Baja
http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/harga-besi-i-wf-baja-profil-supplier-jual-agen-besi-distributor-pabrik">http://www.gudangbesibaja.com/harga-besi-i-wf-baja-profil-supplier-jual-agen-besi-distributor-pabrik Toko besi wf
http://www.jualbesibetonhargapabrikmurah.com/category/besi-beton-sni-ulir-polos/ Distributor besi beton Sni Ulir Polos polos ulir
http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen">http://www.pusatbesibaja.co.id/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-supplier-agen-pabrik-toko-jual-distributor-produsen Agen sch 40
http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik">http://www.pusatbesibaja.com/harga-besi-pipa-schedule-sch-40-agen-toko-supplier-distributor-produsen-jual-pabrik Agen sch 40

sasa diana
sasa diana
sasa diana has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
sasa diana
sasa diana
sasa diana has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
sasa diana Monday, 08 January 2018

iinfo mengenai OBAT DARAH TINGGI untuk mereka yang sedang mencari OBAT DARAH TINGGI sangat dianjurkan untuk mengkonsumsi Obat Darah Tinggidengan banyak manfaat Obat Darah Tinggi membantu menyembuhkan penyakit yang diderita yaitu Obat Darah Tinggigunakanlah selalu Obat Darah Tinggi sangat cocok untuk penderita penyakit darah tinggi Obat Darah Tinggi segera lakukan pengobatan untuk penyakit Obat Darah Tinggidengan mengkonsumsi Obat Darah Tinggi

sasa diana
sasa diana
sasa diana has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
sasa diana Monday, 08 January 2018
sasa diana
sasa diana
sasa diana has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
sasa diana Monday, 08 January 2018
sasa diana
sasa diana
sasa diana has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
sasa diana Monday, 08 January 2018
Toko Herbal
Toko Herbal
Toko Herbal has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Toko Herbal Monday, 19 February 2018

https://alf.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/yufu
https://arsagsoftware.ars.usda.gov/yufu
https://gitlab.eecs.umich.edu/yufu
https://agrisk.umn.edu/Account/Profile/obat_penghancur_batu_ginjal
http://fusion.cs.uni-jena.de/git/yufu
https://xgitlab.cels.anl.gov/xegavoxaza
http://joken.ce.nihon-u.ac.jp/gitlab/xegavoxaza
http://opendata.soccerlab.polymtl.ca/git/xegavoxaza
http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/gitlab/xegavoxaza
http://heisenberg.csic.edu.uy/xegavoxaza
https://oss.iol.unh.edu/nefe
https://codeine.research.uts.edu.au/nefe
https://pendidikan.id/main/forum/berbagi-yang-kita-tahu/chit-chat/jual-beli/9284-obat-penghancur-batu-ginjal
https://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/rumahtradisional
https://sites.uclouvain.be/latosensu/index.php/latosensu/comment/view/23/0/5573
http://est.tempsite.ws/periodicos/index.php/nepp/comment/view/2112/0/26042
http://www.tria.unina.it/index.php/rm/comment/view/4835/0/1745
http://revistas.ufpr.br/revistax/comment/view/43778/0/1042
https://portalseer.ufba.br/index.php/gesta/comment/view/8299/0/1335
https://aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co/revistas/index.php/Psyconex/comment/view/20303/0/43080
http://journals.gonzaga.edu/index.php/gulawreview/comment/view/45/0/26187
https://revistas.ufg.br/bgg/comment/view/50765/0/21696
http://journal.uia.no/index.php/NJMLM/comment/view/375/0/8649#.WouHQ1rFLIU
http://dthh.journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jurnalilkom/comment/view/3217/0/106610
https://ojs.bib.hb.se/mastern/comment/view/29/0/759
http://www.journal.uad.ac.id/index.php/Psychology/comment/view/3726/0/407
https://ojs.hh.se/index.php/JISIB/comment/view/19/0/8297
http://www.periodicos.ufpa.br/index.php/ncn/comment/view/14/0/8638
http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/muhon/comment/view/1315/0/10360
http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/EDUCARE/comment/view/7502/0/4474

Herbalis
Herbalis
Herbalis has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Herbalis Thursday, 01 March 2018

Thank you for sharing this article, very helpful
http://www.herbalisindonesia.com/

crothermbeme
crothermbeme
crothermbeme has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
crothermbeme Tuesday, 24 April 2018

On April 11th,Cheap Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Beijing time, Barcelona lost 0-3 to Rome. Messi suffered a three-ball defeat in Apennine for two consecutive years. The Argentinians who fought too muchShop By National Team alone lost the opportunity before the game. If the World Cup is ineffective, the 2018 gold The ball prize is again suspended.
Barcelona's campaignNew Products was completely suppressed by Rome, Valved can only expect Messi to once again play the savior, but similar to last year's offensive against Juventus, BarcelonaWorld Cup 2018 was caught in Messi's one-man's singles cycle, the results Messi did not score, many The individual assault is also not the best choice, and it isBundesliga Jerseys similar to the performance of a 0-3 defeat for Juve last season. Barcelona also suffered the same three-ball defeat.
In the first 10 minutes, BarcelonaShop All Products completed four shots. After that, the pace of the game was mastered by Rome. From the 4th minute Sergio Robeto took the goal and was confiscated Other Teamsby Allison. In 90 minutes, Suarez restricted the left flank and blocked it, and the middle 86 minutes. Barcelona only Messi completed 5 shots, one dead, noPremier League other teammates can help, showing the passive chaos scene.
Messi made two shots five times and did not La Ligabreak. Messi's personal ability made all opponents jealous, and in the first round Rome repeatedly attacked with four or five people, making the little fleas Ligue 1uncomfortable. The second round of Barcelona possession of the ball possession of less than all the advantages, Messi 61 touched the ball throughout the field, passingGermany Teams Jerseys only 35 times, pass success rate of 74.3%, below average.
Barcelona 0-2 behind the offensive did not improve,Spain Teams Jerseys an impatient Messi chose more of them to go it alone, frequent ball breakthrough, but this is also the middle of the home team. The Serie A team is theFrance Teams Jerseys world’s number 1 player in defensive discipline, and is unlikely to give Messi a chance to drive straight into the game, especially at home. So Argentina Teams JerseysMessi was directly intercepted by the opponent 4 times in the whole game. He missed 1 turnover and missed the same mistake. To exaggeration.Italy Teams Jerseys
The mentality also affected Messi's free-kick play. HisUSA Team Jerseys 2 shots were non-biased and high, and the free kick was not a penalty. Messi relied on an individual breakthrough to kill a bloody road in 86 minutes.Bayern Munich Jerseys He was forcibly removed from the opponent's four players. It was too late for Brazil's national goal Allison to attack. However, theUefa Champions Jerseys Argentine could not maintain balance even after staggering and slamming, and the single-pole shot failed to put strength and missed the final.Brazil Serie A League Jerseys The opportunity to kill the Saviour at all times.
Barcelona is in a good position in the civil war this season.Colombian Categoría Primera Jerseys The league wins a countdown. The probability of defeating Seville in the King's Cup final is also very high. Argentina Primera Division JerseysThey are in double hope of winning. This is another great opportunity for Messi to attack the Golden Globe. However,Portugal Jerseys after Barcelona's 3rd consecutive season in the Champions League quarter-finals, Messi’s golden goal has been suspended again. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal Primeira Liga Jerseysseason goals have now surpassed Messi’s. If assisting Real Madrid in completing the Champions League three consecutiveReal Madrid Jerseys championships, Messi will For the Golden Globe Awards, I am afraid that only Argentina will dominate theAtletico Madrid Jerseys World Cup this time. Let’s consider that Argentina without Messi has been half-dogged by Spain.Barcelona Jerseys

citqppnullri
citqppnullri
citqppnullri has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
citqppnullri Tuesday, 24 April 2018

With the start of free agency set for Wednesday, cheap jerseys wholesale Boston.com offers a complete guide to the flurry of activity that is sure to ensue. Malcolm Butler continues to be at the center of the Patriots offseason, and now there are rumors indicating the corner may be in the plans for Detroit and their new coach, YOUTH JERSEYS former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. WEEI.com says if that interest is real things could get very interesting in Foxborough.

ESPN.com says the Patriots should focus on retaining their own players first in free agency. Houston Texans Jersey If Dion Lewis is not one of those players, the team will need to reinvent itself at running back. The Boston Globe believes New England will have some competition to re-sign Lewis. MassLive.com wonders if this could be a much quieter offseason for the Patriots than last year.

The Boston Herald says the Patriots will likely have a plan with or without Nate Solder.
Carolina Panthers Jersey The Texans are reportedly interested in making a run at the left tackle. Rob Gronkowski might be a different story, and they believe he team needs to be ready to adjust in necessary.

After allowing Malcolm Butler to sign with Tennessee this week, cheap jerseys wholesale New England needed to solidify its depth at the cornerback position, and McCourty would seem to fill that bill. NBA JERSEYS He now will have an opportunity to vie for the starting cornerback spot opposite Stephon Gilmore.
This marks the second time in less than a week that Washington Redskins Jersey the Browns and Patriots have consummated a trade (New England acquired defensive tackle Danny Shelton in a deal first reported last weekend).Carolina Panthers Jersey With this latest swap, the Patriots still have seven total picks in next month’s NFL Draft, but move out of Round 6 for the time being, pending any further trading between now and late April’s selection meeting.

Please login first in order for you to submit comments