I finished the manuscript about the causes and cures for our health system’s financial and care quality crises in July, 2010. The cover design was created by Rijalynne Saari, a graphic designer. Kathy had known Rij’s mother since grade school and I had know her since high school. We have known Rij all her life.
The manuscript was sent to Susan Montgomery, a professional medical editor, and returned mid-August. She completed the grammar, punctuation and spelling edits and made recommendations about continuity and some repetitive sections. She also advised me to split the manuscript into two books as it was written in two voices for two different audiences. I made all the changes recommended but was too tired of writing to face splitting the manuscript into two books.
I submitted the last draft for “editorial review” by my on line iPublisher, iUniverse. These folks provide a wide range of publishing services to an author interested in being “self-published.” Several on line companies offer everything provided by the big standard publishing houses, for a price. After several weeks I received my written editorial review and phone call from my contract manager. It was very helpful but not a pleasant experience. I would have to split the manuscript and do a complete rewrite of the first half of the manuscript.
Over the next 6 months the manuscript was edited and rewritten. Version 29 was submitted for publication on February 10, 2011. The first round of proofs were returned. Final submission was made after more editing and corrections. It had taken 2 years of my life and suspension of virtually all other interests and projects to complete the final manuscript. Discovering the Cause and the Cure for America’s Health Care Crisis “went live” on April 29th. I received my first copy of the printed book for review and final printing authorization on Cinco de Mayo. The book is now available on Amazon. Read the book, understand our health care crisis and become part of the solution:
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