Tag: Revisions per Word

  • A Quick Revision Update

    Since Revision 3 was completed on 22 Jan 2018, three more revisions were completed for the Van Helsing Paradox. These revisions all aimed at improving the overall readability of the manuscript.Of note there were 1827 revisions and a averaged 38 words between corrections for Revision 3. This followed the trends noted during my review of the Grand and that remains true with this project. The particulars of the cycles are as follows:

    Revision 4

    • Revisions – 928
    • Revisions per Word – 70

    Revision 5

    • Revisions – 825
    • Revisions per Word – 78

    Revision 6

    • Revisions – 788
    • Revisions per Word – 147

    The Revisions per Word metric is the most telling, every additional revision leads to fewer corrections to make. While corrections do tend to be grouped together in the manuscript, I can now read pages at a time without making any notes. This trend is expected to continue until the Revisions to make number under 100. That’s normally my cue to send it off to my editor for polish prior to release.