And the First Edits Arrive
The female editor took exactly the amount of time she estimated to complete two full reads of the MS and prepare her comments using the "track changes" feature. There are less than 30 substantive comments in the nearly 290 pages, some of which are curiosity questions about the story.
I know she was thorough because she picked up on the embedded subtleties. Can't wait to see what the male editor has to say. Will he be able to relate to a female protagonist who can distinguish a .45 Grizzly in a holster from any other .45, such as a Colt, because she knows that the magazine looks different and is wider?