Writer Nick Bellardes has published a picture of his copyedited manuscript for a book coming out later this year.
What's in RED is the work of the copyeditor.
Now go look.
I've railed about the dying dinosaurs of print and other such things, but I will never, ever say anything bad about copyeditors (though I almost did).
A copyeditor will turn the kind of stream-of-madness dreck I write here into something sensible (well, OK, my stream-of-madness fiction -- this stuff is really beyond help!).
Every writer needs a copyeditor. Amateurs don't see the need.
As I was finishing this post, Nick tweeted me: "I hope you say that's the blood of the saints on those pages ..."
Yes. Copyeditors are saints! Aptly put.