Evelyn Chartres Author
The Man and the Sea

The End of the Tenth Cycle

Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind

I have completed my tenth review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 17% decrease in corrections when compared to the ninth cycle. Penny Dreadful had the most substantial drop of 46%, while the Man and the Sea doubled. Overall, there were 173 corrections and gives us an average of 11 changes per chapter.

About 63% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. This revision cycle is the first to fall below 200 corrections overall.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • There was a 17% drop in corrections when compared to revisions eight and nine;
  • 173 modifications for the entire work;
  • 11 modifications per chapter;
  • Penny Dreadful had the most substantial drop at 46%; and
  • The Man and the Sea had a 200% increase in changes.

These revision took far less time than revisions prior to seven and for the following reasons:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 432 words between corrections. This improves on the 424 words per change seen in revision nine; and
  • Changes implemented are minor in scope.

I expect to keep pushing through these revisions until the total amount of corrections drop well below 25 for the manuscript. Since there was no change from the previous revision, I expect there are 1 to 3 revisions left.

My Sixth Review of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my sixth review of the Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of the Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There were 4 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to an impressive 67% reduction in changes when compared to revision five.

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My Fifth Review of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my fifth review of the Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There were 12 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to a 29% reduction in changes when compared to revision four.

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Yet Another Revision of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my fourth review of The Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There 17 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to a 43% reduction in changes when compared to revision three.

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Another Revision of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my third review of The Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There 30 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to a 52% reduction in changes when compared to revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

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