Cameron Moll wants screenshots again. I completely missed the last round, so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring with this peek at the editing process.
This is editing in all its glory. Notes and deletions, insertions and corrections, it’s all in there. Word tracks changes as everyone involved makes them, so no text ever goes truly missing — it’s just removed for production purposes. This is a particularly fun example due to the large amount of stuff going on. The inline highlighting can also be turned off, and for the most part it’s impossible to follow along after a few paragraphs of this so I generally do so.
We are aware that Word has a comment feature that’s much less potentially harmful to the production process, but this is how the New Riders style guide recommends inserting notes. I say potentially harmful, because it’s possible one or two of these may slip through the production process and make it into the final text. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I love finding little production mistakes like that in other people’s work; it’s like an Easter Egg in a book. And having said that, I’m sure I’ve just doomed ours to more than our fair share.
How’s progress? Coming along nicely. I guess I’m more or less done writing, now we just have the editing and reviews. We’re not too far off our estimated delivery date, and still aiming for a January release. (The date on Amazon is wrong, and always has been — sorry about that, not much we can do but wait for the update.)