I just sent in my revised post-copyediting book manuscript to the publisher. I’m grateful that Kalos Press is a publisher that still believes in partnering with the writer by having a copyeditor on the team. As in my day job with medical writing, I’m in awe of a copyeditor’s eagle eye for grammatical missteps and subtle syntax violations.
While rereading the manuscript a paragraph hopped out at me as one that might be fun to share here. it’s a paragraph about visiting a Barcelona landmark designed by Antonio Gaudi. Long-time readers of this blog may remember that I used to have a picture of Gaudi’s undulating mosaic bench at Parc Guëll, also in Barcelona, as the banner image. Something about his tiles and shapes really engages my imagination.
So here’s the paragraph:
There had been Casa Battló, a multi-story home, now museum, designed and refurbished between 1904 and 1906 by Modernista architect Antonio Gaudi, whose work is everywhere in Barcelona. Casa Battló’s arcs of natural wood and shades of blues, greens, and purples float you on imaginary water. Not a single straight line in the entire place, said the tour guide. The beauty of Gaudi’s signature mosaic tiles add into and become a whole so infinitely more beautiful than the sum of its parts that you’re left wondering whether to zoom in or out.
Reading that paragraph you may be wondering what place it has in a book exploring work and vocation. To that I’ll say, I hope it makes you curious enough to want to read more. That last sentence is certainly a clue about the book’s approach to the topic.
Stay tuned, won't you?
[Photo: taken of planters on the wall of Casa Battló.]