Tuesday, February 12, 2013

An editor’s lament

Version control is a bitch. Yesterday, halfway through editing a novel, I discovered a later version of the manuscript. This was emailed to me in early January while I was on holiday and on my return I did not notice it among the 200+ other emails in my inbox. It has significant changes, so I have to start again from page one. 

I have all the edits I made (or suggested)  on the earlier version but they all have to be redone, along with comments and queries, on the new one. There goes three days’ work for which I will not be paid. 

So here is the great Pops Staples with “Nobody’s Fault but Mine”. It’s a bit different from the Led Zeppelin version you may know:

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