About Sophie Playle

Sophie Playle runs Liminal Pages, where she offers editorial services to authors and training to fiction editors. She's a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and trained with The Publishing Training Centre. She worked at the largest publishing company in the world before galavanting off to do an MA in creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London (to add to her BA in English literature with creative writing from UEA). She would like to live on a steampunk airship.
22 08, 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Self-Publish Your Novel

By | 2017-08-22T18:48:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Publishing|0 Comments

I wonder if the following scenario sounds familiar. You know a writer who has self-published several books. They bashed them out at a dizzying speed. You’ve seen their writing – extracts they post on Facebook or their blog. It’s always [...]

15 08, 2017

How to Write a Query Letter – Everything You Need to Know

By | 2017-09-05T12:31:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

If you're an author of fiction and want to follow the traditional route to publication, you’re going to need a literary agent. A query letter (also known as a pitch letter or cover letter) is one of three things you [...]

1 08, 2017

Website Copy Tips for Editorial Business Owners

By | 2017-09-05T12:32:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Even though we work with words, why is it so difficult to nail the copy on our websites? As editorial business owners, it’s literally our job to help others write with precision and clarity … but writing for ourselves is [...]

20 07, 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Judge Self-Publishing Authors

By | 2017-09-05T12:33:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Publishing|7 Comments

Not so long ago, there weren’t many resources available that would enable an author to self-publish their writing. As the technology emerged, so did a stigma. It was thought that you only self-published if your book wasn’t good enough to [...]

20 06, 2017

5 Reasons You SHOULDN’T Offer Developmental Fiction Editing

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:44+00:00 June 20th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

So, you’re an editorial professional who’s decided you’d like to dip your toe into developmental fiction editing. (See: What is Developmental Editing?) It sounds like a fun and rewarding service to be able to offer your clients, right? But you’re [...]

13 06, 2017

How to Deal with Clients Who Won’t Pay What Your Service is Worth

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:51+00:00 June 13th, 2017|The Business of Editing|3 Comments

I'm sure you've been in this situation before. You're in conversation with a potential client, but when you start talking about fees it quickly becomes apparent that they don't want to pay (or they don't have the budget for) what your service is worth. Where [...]