The Unbroken Rule
My editing capstone project was, as part of a team, to take a manuscript from developmental edits to finished, physical product in less than four months. Between the three of us, we each took charge of three stages of publishing: substantive edits, copy edits, and layout. I was in charge of copy edits. I assigned portions of the text to my teammates, complied the edits, and made decisions about which edits to keep. However, we always strove to make decisions as a team, and I feel like I learned a lot through that process. In the end, being able to hold a finished product in my hand was like a dream. I knew exactly what it had looked like before and understood how much effort went into making it. I had gone to the press to pick out paper, and I helped make the cover art choice. This project helped me to know that editing is my passion.