The most important part of preparing to revise is to organize the revisions into managable bites. This is particularly true when the list of comments are so long. (YIKES!)
I copied the publisher's comments to a WORD file and picked it apart. The three main areas of comments were marked off with section headers. Comments that explained her opinion were left in plain text. I underlined any question that could be answered with a 'yes' or 'no', those are easily fixed usually with an added line or two in the proper place. Larger comments or suggestions that require more than a yes or no are set off with ****. Thus reconstructed, the comments ran 5 pages.
Now I can begin to make changes and cross off the the comments as I go. This is easier to keep track of, especially if I don't do the changes in the order they are listed. I'm hoping to have the revisions done and sent by the end of next weekend.