I did mention that there are various editors involved. I was actually surprised just how many. However, it’s just as well because it is surprising just how many potential pitfalls there are, and it’s also surprising just how many minute little things well trained professional editors eyes can pick up on.
The editors I worked with were extremely thorough, and very meticulous – even to the point that they were double-checking the cartoons used in the book as well as calling dummy telephone numbers just to ensure that they really were dummy numbers.
I repeat, publishing is a very slow process, but there are good reasons for this – and one of these is that you get a more accurate/publishable book at the end of things.
So the ends definitely justify the time and the means.