Friday, August 11, 2006

How Do Editors Know?

I'm working on 'Jimmy Coates: Revenge' at the moment - running through all the notes that my fantastic editor at HarperCollins has given me. Her corrections and suggestions are always excellent, but some of them make me stop in wonder at the depth and breadth of her expertise.

How does she know that 'electron-boosted' has a hyphen, and isn't two separate words?

Did she call NASA, or does she just, like, know?

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