An unexpected gift

Practical Perfection messageThis week I received a copy of Kelly Exeter’s latest book, “Practical Perfection”. It’s always exciting to see someone’s words transformed into a physical book. And the fact I got to edit those words makes it even more special.

It’s a beautiful book, and I can’t wait to read it again. Only this time I’ll get to read it on the couch with a cup of coffee instead of hunched over a keyboard. (Okay, not exactly hunched. Bet certainly not as relaxed as I’ll be on the couch.)

But I have flicked through it, and here’s what I found on the Acknowledgements page:

“To Bill Harper, my editor—it is always such a relief to place a manuscript in your hands and know it’s going to come back 100 times better.”

I love editing, and being able to do it for a living is rewarding enough. But when the author goes out of their way to thank me it feels even more special.

Which is why I was absolutely over the moon when I saw what Kelly wrote on the inside of the copy she sent me.

Thank you, Kelly! And I can’t wait to work on your next book.


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