Herr Dr. Bob Z is understating the situation. The proofreader went through the book and changed numerous occurrences of Sarracenia to sarracenias, Dionaea to dionaeas, Genlisea to genliseas, etc etc. Imagine my horror at seeing a sentence like, "Highland nepenthes respond well to the same conditions that support heliamphoras and some epiphytic utricularias." *I was howling, actually howling out loud, as I circled correction after correction. It was horrible.
However, having explained my anguish to the publisher, and then having sent another nine pages of corrections, the damage has been undone (I think).
Today I sent off another long document providing corrections to the index.
At this point, I am done. The book is out of "layout", and has entered "production." I cannot change anything anymore. It is done. Written in stone. Sigh. I need a drink to forget this experience. Some kind of nepenthe.1
1Note to editor: please keep the occurrence of the preceding word in non-italic typeface. The reference is to a drug, not the plant genus. Thanks.
See? I can't stop thinking about edits!!!!!