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365.46 (Editing)

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Greetings from Colorado.

The altitude here near the mile-high city always makes me feel a little wonky. I battle a minor headache for the first few days I’m in town, and I get a bloody nose from the dryness. Running up the stairs in the office leaves me winded. The good news, though, is that I haven’t felt any worse without caffeine than I usually do with it. So, yay.

In the days leading up to press, we’re constantly passing pink folders around. Every pattern and article gets its own pink folder where all edited incarnations of it are filed. Toni, the assistant editor, has assigned each of us our own gel-pen colour (mine’s maroon) so she can keep track of which of us belongs to each of the changes made. Tomorrow will be the mad-rush day; the goal is to have every pattern and article signed-off as “good to go” by Wednesday morning. Fingers crossed.

PS I really love this issue.

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penny

I look forward to it! You’ve inspired me to try to cut down the caffeine intake. Actually more my white sugar consumption than the caffeine bothers me but we’ll see what happens. Good luck and I look forward to publication…

Ellen Gormley

I’m so glad that you especially like this upcoming issue! I can’t wait for the preview on the website. I find myself checking it often. vbg. Ellen.

Liz

Ooh, I love that you guys do all your editing with paper and (multi-colored gel) pens. Where I work, everyone seems to insist on using Word and it’s oh-so-(less-than-)spectacular “track changes” function. I *hate* it. I’m the layout person, and these changes frequently come after I’ve put everything into layout. They say, “Can you put this PDF into a Word doc so we can edit it?” I try to get them to print the dang thing out and just take a red pen to it, or even just mark up the PDF in Acrobat. But noo… they can’t do that! They’re computer guys! They don’t even *own* red pens! (Nevermind that it’s way more work for me to re-lay everything out from scratch again instead of just making the edits myself in InDesign. That’s not their problem.)

Seriously — you guys and your gel pens are my HEROES! :)

penny

I look forward to it! You’ve inspired me to try to cut down the caffeine intake. Actually more my white sugar consumption than the caffeine bothers me but we’ll see what happens. Good luck and I look forward to publication…

Ellen Gormley

I’m so glad that you especially like this upcoming issue! I can’t wait for the preview on the website. I find myself checking it often. vbg. Ellen.

Liz

Ooh, I love that you guys do all your editing with paper and (multi-colored gel) pens. Where I work, everyone seems to insist on using Word and it’s oh-so-(less-than-)spectacular “track changes” function. I *hate* it. I’m the layout person, and these changes frequently come after I’ve put everything into layout. They say, “Can you put this PDF into a Word doc so we can edit it?” I try to get them to print the dang thing out and just take a red pen to it, or even just mark up the PDF in Acrobat. But noo… they can’t do that! They’re computer guys! They don’t even *own* red pens! (Nevermind that it’s way more work for me to re-lay everything out from scratch again instead of just making the edits myself in InDesign. That’s not their problem.)

Seriously — you guys and your gel pens are my HEROES! :)

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