I am excited to say I have been published on Simple-talk. This was my first foray into being professionally edited. I will say the experience was not what I imagined. I guess everyone has different ideas of what it is like to have an editors review your work. I will say that my writing follows the 'train-of-thought' method (I think it's just how I'm wired), so my grammar did not go unnoticed. One of the most interesting things I learned out of this process is to take into consideration foreign readers. Many of the grammar comments explained that to a reader where English is a second language the wording might be confusing. The technical review also shed some light on what I wrote vs. what I was trying to accomplish. That second set of eyes helped me realize I took quite of bit of knowledge for granted, so I had to revise many of my descriptions and explanations. Would I write again? Most definitely! The hard part for me is finding the idea for the article. After that I just let the idea pour onto the paper and start the editorial process all over again.