On August 25, I jumped into a crunch time which lasted until September 3.
This was my first time doing two major editing projects at once. One was a government document of over 120 pages. The other was a research manuscript in the social sciences. Can you say “Crunch!”?
I learned the importance of triage when it comes to editing, and I made good use of my planning skills.
And I worked and worked…but managed not to burn the midnight oil and to get a good night’s sleep every night.
I finished both projects ahead of their deadlines, and I was very proud of myself.
My only regret is that my workout time and my spiritual time both suffered.
How about you? How do you, as an editor, handle a crunch time?