The End of the Seventh Cycle

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

I have completed my seventh review of the Grand. This review marked a 34% drop in corrections compared to revision five. The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop of 73%, while Siamese Dreams doubled in changes. Overall there were 283 corrections and gives us an average of 17 changes per chapter.

For the most part this cycle saw a drop for all chapters, except for Siamese Dreams. As expected, this breaks the trend established in revision six.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall a 34% drop in modifications when compared to revision six;
  • 283 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
  • 17 modifications per chapter;
  • The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop at 73%; and
  • Siamese Dreams had a 100% increase in changes.

Like revision six, this revision has taken far less time than previous revisions and for the same reasons:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 304 words between corrections. This improves on the 172 words per change seen in revision six; 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. If these trends hold, I expect there are at 3-4 revisions left.


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