I hope everyone had a great New Year? So, I've now had the quality checked draft of the manuscript back from the publisher, and I've gone through the corrections and changes briefly (last night).
It's looking in good shape! There are some errors that crept in, and some corrections that need to be implemented, but on the whole I wasn't expecting too much at this stage. I've read this manuscript too many times, so having two editors going over it with a fine tooth comb, has picked up the errors you simply just overlook when you've read something too many times yourself.
This has brought home the importance of having your work proof read and edited professionally! I don't plan to change anything in the manuscript now, although I have amended a couple of sentences to make things sound better!
Once this process is complete, then there'll be no chance to make more changes, without causing massive delays and incurring costs (as things will be proof printed soon). So I better make sure it's polished!
Anyway, I'll update you when the manuscript has been sent back and the changes implemented, and we get to the next phase of publication!