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.
28 02, 2017

5 Comma Rules You Can Sometimes Break

By | February 28th, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

Commas. They look so insignificant and innocent, but in reality they’re tricky little monsters that can have a big impact on your writing. As a professional editor, sorting out commas is one of my main tasks. No matter how good [...]

21 02, 2017

Client Interview: Charlie Maclean

By | February 21st, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

Around two years ago, budding author Charlie Maclean asked me to edit his manuscript. I recently caught up with Charlie to see how he was getting on, and he kindly agreed to feature on the Liminal Pages blog to talk about his experience publishing [...]

16 02, 2017

Joanne Harris on Working with Editors

By | February 16th, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

I love Joanne Harris (author of Chocolat), and she truly rocks Twitter. She often writes sets of tweets about something to do with the publishing industry, and the other day she shared her thoughts on editors. In case you missed it, here's what [...]

14 02, 2017

A Love Letter to My Clients

By | February 14th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Dear writer, That’s how I’ve decided to address you, because that’s what you are. Sometimes you won’t feel like a writer. Sometimes you’ll feel like a fraud just because you haven’t written for a while, or you’ll not feel good [...]

8 02, 2017

How to Enjoy Freelance Freedom Without Being a Digital Nomad

By | February 8th, 2017|An Editor's Life|1 Comment

Because I run my own business from my laptop, I can take my work with me wherever I go. It’s one of the reasons I love running a freelance fiction editing business. I’m currently spending a month in Madeira. Right [...]

1 02, 2017

5 Things I Love About Being a Freelance Fiction Editor

By | February 1st, 2017|An Editor's Life|0 Comments

Need to rest your eyes after a day of writing or editing? Listen to me read this post aloud (Essex accent included): • • • Being a freelance fiction editor isn’t all sunshine and roses (self-assessment tax returns, [...]

24 01, 2017

How Much Training Does a Fiction Editor Need?

By | January 24th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

If you'd rather listen to me read this post aloud in a really stilted way, click the audio file below. • • • The purpose of training is twofold: to make sure your skills are up to scratch [...]

31 12, 2016

Year in Review and Goals for 2017

By | December 31st, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|5 Comments

At the end of every year, I love spending some time reflecting on the past twelve months and thinking about the year ahead. I think it's one of the best ways we can check-in with ourselves, feel good about the [...]

23 12, 2016

What I Read: 2016

By | December 23rd, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

For some reason, I don't think I read a great deal of books in 2015. Probably due to a couple of factors: firstly, I spent most of my year travelling through Europe, so had to rely on my Kindle for [...]

18 12, 2016

The 10×10 Writing Challenge: The results (and join us next time!)

By | December 18th, 2016|Novel Writing|0 Comments

At the start of the month I set up a little writing challenge: to write a ten-sentence story based on a prompt every day for the first ten days of December. I'd been wanting to get back into writing but [...]