Sitting down with a raw manuscript, a red pencil (or pen), and a style guide is calming. There’s an order that gets applied to the chaotic whirlwind of writing, which is why my newest client is the most exciting. I’ve been proofreading for Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Watch out, world. My red pencil is sharpened, and I’m not afraid to use it.