Well, I finally got up the courage to open my manuscript after my editor got a hold of it. Even though they said is was in “overall excellent shape”, I was concerned with how bruised my ego would be afterward. It turned out to be an enlightening experience. I agreed with almost every comment and correction they gave me. In the right margin there were comment bubbles that explained what the correction was all about and you know, they really made sense! Most of my errors had to do with commas, mostly adding them. They suggested rewording a few things too, although, I didn’t accept all of those changes. I laughed at myself at some of the things I missed after self-editing the darn thing about a million times. I also didn’t realize how many times I changed tense. Overall, it was a positive experience and well worth the money I paid. So, Carmen, whoever you are, thank you for teaching me a thing or two!