Received my book galley tonight. And I have 10 days to read it and make changes! The pressure is on. And I love it!
Basically, I have to read through the book as it will appear once it's been published, looking for typos and any changes I want to make. And being the anal personality type I am, I have to restrain from making petty changes that aren't really necessary!
I can't make the changes on the actual PDF file. I have to send line edit changes in a separate document with a list of the changes I want to make, line by line, page by page, to my editor, who will forward it to a final reader. This, I'm assuming is the final stage before publication.
And it still doesn't feel real!