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.
20 07, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-20T11:18:34+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 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 | 2017-06-19T13:53:42+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 | 2017-06-13T16:53:12+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 [...]

6 06, 2017

The Different Stages of Editing a Novel

By | 2017-06-06T14:38:55+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Novel Editing|0 Comments

It may surprise you to discover there are three levels of editing that a novel should go through before publication. The first looks at the big-picture, foundational elements (such as story, plot, characterisation, marketability, pacing, voice, etc.). The second level looks [...]

1 06, 2017

Editors on Twitter: You’re Doing It Wrong!

By | 2017-06-01T12:13:09+00:00 June 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Over the past few days, I've been searching for more editors to connect with on Twitter. And I've been pretty shocked at what I've seen. If you're an editorial professional who uses (or would like to use) Twitter, let me share [...]

23 05, 2017

Why Most Grammar Guides Suck (and Where to Get Answers Instead)

By | 2017-05-23T17:30:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Novel Editing|1 Comment

A little while ago I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Geoff Pullum, head of linguistics and English language at the University of Edinburgh, give a talk about grammar. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m wary of people [...]

17 05, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Omniscient and Third Person Narration?

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Novel Editing, Novel Writing|0 Comments

Whether you're a writer or an editor, it's sometimes easy to get confused between omniscient and third person narration. Omniscient narration, especially, is hard to identify because it's hard to write – so if you're dealing with a manuscript-in-progress, the author may not [...]