Saturday, July 21, 2007

Reader’s Recommendations Addressed

Today, I completed revising the manuscript based on my proposal to address recommendations contained in the Reader’s Report received last month. About two and a half weeks of mornings were needed to make the changes.

I plan to read the manuscript through aloud (this is time consuming, but helps me to focus on the meaning of words and sentences, accuracy of factual statements, and writing style) before sending it to my editor. In my experience, repeated readings are extremely helpful in sharpening the stories.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Editorial Board Approval

This morning I received word from Johns Hopkins that the Editorial Review Board has approved the manuscript for a contract. I expect to have paperwork in hand soon, and with it a release date for the book. The meeting occurred yesterday, and I eagerly checked my email this morning and was delighted to receive the green light!