Monday, June 25, 2012

Laura Roecker on Copyedits

This is a direct quote from the email Laura sent me regarding copyedits. It should be noted that according to the bylaws of our sisterwriter relationship, Laura is responsible for all copyedits on manuscripts. This was negotiated shortly after it was determined that Lisa would always take the first stab at the document following editorial letters.

"I seriously feel like this copy editor should be paid a million dollars for having to look up things like Cleveland, OH sunset in January and addressing the fact that we don't know how to modify words correctly. Yikers. Who is this person???? And does s/he like cupcakes??? Copy edits make me feel like a failure."

We owe you an amazing ALA wrap up post and it's coming. With pictures and sparkles and maybe even a giveaway of some sort. Suffice it to say, we had an absolute blast and are SO SO SO excited to share some big news about the launch for The Lies That Bind and the new release date for The Hush Fund and and and....our heads just exploded.

More soon. XOXO

12 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Exciting times coming up! Sounds like you've got a gem! :)

Kerri Cuev said...

Sounds exciting! Copy editors are pretty amazing :)

Little Ms J said...

I really like the word "yikers," but am quite positive I can't get away with it.

Congrats on all the great news, big conferences and overall awesomeness that is The Roecker Empire.

*Glitter/confetti thrown*

Steph said...

FTR, The Lies that Bind comes out on Hailey's birthday. Best.Present. EVER. :) Can't wait for the ALA post! Sounds like you gals had a blast! :)

Loretta Nyhan said...

I'm terrified of copyedits. Terrified.

JEM said...

I read this as someone else will be responsible for catching my mistakes. And I like that.

Jill Hathaway said...

THE HUSH FUND? A new book?? I'm excited!!! Same series?

Marsha Sigman said...

You guys are worth the wait!!!

Matthew MacNish said...

I didn't even know you were going. I totally would've went if I'd known. #notreally #buticanpretend

Christa Desir said...

All copy writers have the patience of saints. It totally takes a different kind of person. I could never be this person. I'd be all "yeah, close enough..."

Elana Johnson said...

Can't wait!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Started watching HBO's Girls thanks to you two. Watched all ten episodes in two nights. Hilarious.