Finishing up the big round of edits, which is Pass 2. Pass 1 was just find-and-replace. Pass 2 is cutting and rearranging hunks of text to delete and compress characters. Pass 3 will be re-reading from start to finish for logical errors (wrong name, a mention of someone who doesn’t exist anymore, lingering scenes that don’t go anywhere). Pass 4 will be cleaning up spelling and grammar issues, which will also involve reading the whole thing again.
I print it out and send it by the 23rd.