Newsletter

I have finally got around to setting up a newsletter, although I have no plans to send weekly (or even monthly) newsletters. I thought it would be useful for keeping clients and interested parties informed of changes to services, scheduling availability, and other...

Ywriter for developmental editing

After sharing my page yesterday on my working process I had a few inquiries from fellow editors about the software I use to dissect developmental edit a novel. The software in question is yWriter. It was written by Simon Haynes (Spacejock) who, in addition to...

Goodbye, 2016… Hello, 2017…

2016 had been a good year for my editing business and personal writing, on top of which I've joined a wad of new groups and made even more writing and editing friends, some of whom I've helped launch editing businesses, or given short writing critiques. So, my year in...

What to look for when assessing a freelance editor

I am not a published author myself - something I intend to rectify in the future - so the information in this post is based on things I've heard authors say about their experiences with freelance editors, my opinions after viewing their websites and posts, plus...

EFA: Book Mapping for Developmental Editing

Often, when I get a complex manuscript in (or one I'm struggling to get my head around) I take a giant step back and break it down into scenes, looking at the smaller parts of the puzzle, as opposed to the whole picture. So imagine my delight when I discovered it was...

So a thing happened… (Dragon Con 2016)

A while back one of my clients contacted me to say that his second book - Grave Measures - had been nominated for Dragon Con. I congratulated him, of course, lots of 'well done' and 'that's fab' and then carried on editing away on whichever book I was working on at...

How it all began…

A long time ago, (2013/14 to be precise), I was contacted by Hawkins Publishing Group, an independent publisher in America and asked if I would be interested in an intern position. While there, I participated in acquisitions as part of a team, reading submissions and...

Guru Purnima

This morning I received two separate messages from two individuals I have given advice to over recent weeks. Both contacted me to explain that Guru Purnima is a day when teachers, mentors, and elders are thanked. It is a day celebrated by Hindus and...

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