Thank you, Mary. I think you're spot on. I do feel that the editor I have has an incredible eye and feel for "story" and my copyeditor is very good with simply getting the job done, maybe making a suggestion or two about wording or sentence structure (if the situation warrants flexibility), but leaving the decision up to me. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiries. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for this additional information. I hadn't thought of a time sheet; a practical, efficient system.
My copyeditor is a parent at my daughter's school with whom I have a very friendly acquaintance. She's very generous, understands being completely broke because she lives it, too, and wants to help me bring my ms into existence.
I believe I'll be able to scrape together something decent to pay her in the end, but she's an Irish lass (re: mighty stubborn). I may be able to convince her into an exceptionally nice dinner out or something, if I can't force her to accept a check or some Benjamins.
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