Literature and literary topics will always be my first love. I was privileged to have worked on David Lipsky's unusual and beautiful book about my literary hero, the late David Foster Wallace. So obsessive was I in the editing of this book that I found myself at the author's apartment (at his invitation, of course!) in a February snowstorm to help root out any remaining errors in his proofs.
I'd like to think I'd show that level of dedication to any project, but a passion for a subject can certainly help make good friends of authors and copyeditors.
Don't worry, authors, if you don't want me in your apartment, I understand. I can be just as passionate about your book from my own office.