In the latest chapter of ‘what to do when you are locked down in a pandemic’, our Managing Director Carolyn has sent the full manuscipt of her forthcoming book to the publisher to be delivered into the waiting hands of typesetters.
But don’t start holding your breath in anticipation just yet. Typesetting is not unlike a process line at a factory. Every step has to be done, checked, corrected, and reviewed before it can go on to the next step. That might well take months even in the best of times, so current projections are at least 6 months for the full process to play out, and who know what delays might crop up because of the twists and turns induced by COVID’s journey around the world.
The good news is that in the first chunk of time, Carolyn will still be well-occupied: one of the author’s tasks is to provide an index to the book. Of course, it is possible to pay someone to do this, but the vagaries of working arrangements in the corona-verse mean that it is probably more time-effective to have the author get the heck on with it as the best expert on the subject matter.
For now, we are all basking in the glow of an interesting experience, a great project outcome, and the possibility of an actual book being a reality – all before COVID-19 is done with throwing the world into confusion.