Copy editors check over a manuscript for grammar and punctuation. But they’re also the last line of defense when it comes to continuity and clarity. Since so many books cross their desks, they can tell when things aren’t working. I really feel like I’ve emerged with a stronger manuscript after two weeks of hard work. Tomorrow–or should I say later today, I’ll get a chance to read a clean copy of the manuscript before the galleys are sent to the printer. I’m actually look forward to seeing how it reads.