We all have it.
That detritus of STUFF that you save after a book has long since seen the light of day.
Whether you have a stack a mile high, or to be more exact- a shelf wide. Or one book, or three. Authors have copyedits. They have notes. They have editors who give them notes and letters and copyedits.
(For example, you can't really see eye-to-eye when you're walking side-by-side. Or at least that's what one copyeditor noted. And while I'm at it, is it copy editor or copyeditor? AND is funnybook really TWO words? As in Little Lulu?)
I am inspired by my friend Barbara O'Connor's post on things her editors taught her. So to speak.
Truthfully, I suspect she taught them a thing or two! Don't even get me started about barbeque.
HERE'S HER POST. Click over there and read it. Such fun!
Lunch box is two words but tailpipe is one word.
Hot dog is two words but bottlecap is one word.
Popsicle is capitalized.
(I'm proud to say that my manuscripts and all my editing notes are stored in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
at the University of Southern Mississippi. I'm hoping to visit them
when I'm there at the Kaigler Festival in April. Can't wait!)