About Sophie Playle

Sophie is the Director of Liminal Pages, where she offers editorial services to authors and training to fiction editors. She's a Professional Member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders and trained with The Publishing Training Centre. Back in the day, 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.
18 04, 2017

5 Mistakes I Made When I Started My Fiction Editing Business

By | April 18th, 2017|The Business of Editing|4 Comments

Starting your own editing business can be scary. You have no colleagues to turn to for advice, no managers to steer you in the right direction. Instead, you end up feeling your way in the dark. Or at least, that’s how [...]

4 04, 2017

Quarterly Review: Jan–Mar 2017

By | April 4th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

On the last day of 2016, I published my Year in Review and Goals for 2017. Rather than write down my goals and not review them again until the end of the year, I thought it would be a good [...]

30 03, 2017

How I Use Social Media in My Business

By | March 30th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

A few days ago, I wrote about how I feel about social media – the whole mixed shebang. Today, I thought I’d go through exactly how I use social media in my business. Lots of editors get hung up on [...]

28 03, 2017

How I Feel About Social Media

By | March 28th, 2017|The Business of Editing|4 Comments

I have a complicated relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it. Sometimes I hate it. I use it in both a professional and personal capacity, which can be a tricky line to walk. And though I’m embarrassed to admit [...]

21 03, 2017

Small Business Chat with Libro Editing

By | March 21st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Small Business Chat is a blog series orchestrated by Liz Dexter over at Libro Editing. Over the years, Liz has interviewed all different kinds of small business owners, and I've been happy to feature in the series since 2013. Every [...]

16 03, 2017

How to Write Great Characters

By | March 16th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Think about your favourite book. What specifically do you love about it? I bet one of the things you love most is a particular character. Am I right? As a novelist, paying close attention to the creation of your main [...]

14 03, 2017

How Many Hours a Day Does an Editor Work?

By | March 14th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Have you ever asked yourself how many hours a day you should spend editing? You might wonder how your productivity stacks up against other editors. Hey, it’s natural to be curious about how we compare to other editorial business professionals. [...]

9 03, 2017

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Cyberpunk

By | March 9th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

SERIES INTRO: As a speculative fiction writer, you need to know your genres. Why? Knowing your genres makes it easier to find your readers. Even if you’re not excited by the thought of marketing your book, knowing your readers helps you [...]

7 03, 2017

What is Developmental Editing?

By | March 7th, 2017|The Business of Editing|8 Comments

If there’s one thing that drives me bonkers in the editorial world, it’s the lack of coherent descriptions for all the different editorial services. The silver lining is that editors have the freedom to define their own services and authors [...]

2 03, 2017

Client Interview: Gina Maya

By | March 2nd, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I critiqued Gina Maya's manuscript Utopia in Danzig, which blew me away with how creative and challenging it was. After Gina redrafted based on my suggestions, I conducted a line and copy-edit. Gina recently self-published the novel, so I [...]