Much of last week was spent editing a friend’s non-fiction book. It was an enjoyable experience, and apart from just enjoying the editing, the book itself was a good read. I hope it does very well when it is published.
I’ve never formally done that sort of work before. While I have edited my own books – for me it is a continual process as the book is written – I haven’t done it for someone else before.
I did the lowest level of English for my final years of school because I just wasn’t interested in dissecting novels and poems. My twin sister and I were both *strongly* encouraged to do a higher level of English, but we both chose to do the lower level and focus on other things. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love reading and *always* have, but I didn’t want to formally study English. I therefore find it amusing that someone like me has ended up doing so much with words!
Anyway, I posted the manuscript back to the author yesterday. Hopefully she will receive it today and find my suggested changes to be helpful. She had asked me to do a structural edit only, and was planning to give the book to someone else to do a copy edit. Because of my inexperience with these things though, I found that I couldn’t separate out the two jobs, and ended up doing both. Oh well! If I had hated it, maybe this would be a problem, however, I really enjoyed it so I am not worried!
This week I will be getting all the kits ready for my classes on the cruise next week. It will be a lot of process work. Not my favourite thing to do, but a very necessary job!
My girls started back at school last week. The Reader is thrilled to be back with her friends. She’s really happy with her classes and teachers. I think it might be another wonderful year for her again, hopefully to rival last year! She’s no longer the youngest person at the school, though possibly she’s still the shortest.
At The Gymnast’s school they go back into the same classes as last year for the first few days or week. Hopefully she will be put into her new class today, finally finding out who her teacher will be this year, and which of her friends are in her class this year. I was really hoping this would all be settled before I went on the cruise, and thankfully, it looks like it will be.
There’s lots that’s been happening here at Vetty Creations – just not much that’s interesting to write about! I’ve done no embroidery in the past week, though I have the beginnings of an embroidery sitting in a hoop near me as I type, just begging me to work on it. I think it will come with me on the cruise. It seems like just the sort of thing that I could enjoy working on in the evenings. What fun!