Editing… It’s not just books you know!

After spending an age and a half scrupulously combing through the online paperback review checker for my poetry book (due for release soon!) and then doing the same for the Kindle edition, submitting for reviews, finding tiny errors then correcting and resubmitting, oh about a thousand times (slight exaggerationπŸ˜‹), I thought I would be done editing for a while at least.

But no…. That appears not to be the case!

Now I’m also in the throes of writing my first ever end of year reports!

Oh what joy! 😐

This is one of the hardest tasks I have had to do! Trying to be positive, where maybe you only have negative things in your mind. I’m becoming a real Spin Doctor here (another string to my bow?😜)

The first editions are almost complete, I think I have 6 more to go, then we sit, my editor (co-teacher) and I, reading each other’s takes and politely trying to change things we don’t necessarily agree with! She is doing one half, I am doing the other, the we get to be each others editors!

It won’t end there.. The cover is not the issue, it’s the data entry that then has to be synced with the reports… Waaaaay too technological!!!!

Oh, and hopefully I’ll get my proof copy today of my actual book! Admittedly I ordered it when I did the first edit check, thinking all was perfect, then I found a few school girl, and formatting errors. Those have been sorted and resubmitted, but once I have a physical copy in my hand, I will press that PUBLISH button, and don’t worry, you’ll definitely hear about it!!!!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elementhealing
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 21:07:40

    Congratulations πŸ™‚ How exciting for you!

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  2. Rajiv
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 14:38:29

    When do you publish?

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  3. Erika Kind
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 12:44:25

    Oh, Sis…. I hear you about constantly editing and often it results in a new struggle with formatting. Inhope you get all this difficult and delicate work done soon…. huge hugs.πŸ˜™πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  4. Chris White
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:01:25

    Look forward to your book.
    Report writing …. I always hated writing the bloody things. My only advice is not to forget that parents often compare reports with other parents. Good luck.

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    • Ritu
      Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:48:07

      Thanks Chris!
      My think is half our parents can’t read or aren’t English!
      I feel what I’m writing may not even get read!!! But still …. needs doing! 😊



  5. mindyourwings
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 09:14:45

    Brilliant!! congrats πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Ms Cheryl Diane Parkinson
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:31:18

    Welcome to the wonderful world of teaching… lol

    Liked by 1 person


  7. willowdot21
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:25:39

    Keep going nearly there! ❀

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Nicky M
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:00:52

    I wonder which was easier to write – I know reports are tough…and looooong!

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