I said something in Monday's comments about addressing this in today's post, so here it is.
First, I hate track changes. Loathe it. Everything all crammed over on the right side of the page, so I have to glance there and then glance at the writing and then glance there and then glance at the writing. Bleh.
My editor, bless her, doesn't make me use track changes. What she does is put her notes and comments right in the manuscript. In pink font. All I have to do is scroll down. I see pink, I stop. Then I fix it in my manuscript file.
I keep her marked up file and my clean file separate. Both open. I find the problems in her file, tab over to my file, find the pertinent sentence and fix it. Voila!
Yeah, it's probably more steps than someone else might take. I've had people suggest that I just accept the changes and make that file my main file. Or something. Nah. For safety's sake, I keep the files separate. I mean, what if I accidentally accept a change I didn't mean to accept and then I've got to go find it again and... The idea gives me a headache.
This is what works for me. It seems to be what works for her. She's never indicated any differently, so we'll stick with this. If things change, then they'll change. And I'll roll with it. For now, though, I'm set in my ways.
What's something you're set in your ways about?