I’m still waiting on a public announcement of the publication of my first-ever book-length editing project before spilling the beans here. All that hard work in August — okay, for the whole of 2013 — paid off. The book is really beautiful, and the client is so satisfied it looks as though they’re going to order a second print run, on top of the already-large first print run.
In the meantime, I’m hard at work on two (count ’em, two) more books. One of them I just picked up because of the departure of my employer’s long-term contract editor. The manuscript’s already written, so in some ways the hard work is already completed. In other ways, it has hardly begun. We’re still working on image selection and client revisions, and then there’s the parade of endgame tasks: table of contents, endnotes, indexing, proofing, proofing, proofing.
Regardless, it’s a cool project involving the history of technology from the 1960s to the present — with lots of photos from the 1970s and 1980s, which are always fun to peruse. Next week, I’m headed up to Boston for a day to meet with the client, which is a distinct departure from my usual routine.