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.
31 12, 2016

Year in Review and Goals for 2017

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:53+00:00 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 [...]

18 12, 2016

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

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:55+00:00 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 [...]

28 11, 2016

The 10×10 Writing Challenge: Write more and deepen your imagination

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:56+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Novel Writing|0 Comments

I've been grappling with the guilt of not writing enough for quite some time. Years, in fact. But then I realised that the guilt doesn't help, and I made peace with the idea that I want to focus my attention on [...]

20 11, 2016

Where is Your Budget for Book Editing Best Spent?

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:56+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Novel Editing|0 Comments

Hiring a professional editor to work on your manuscript can be expensive. And you may have noticed there are lots of different editorial services to choose from. So if your budget is limited, which editorial service should you choose? In [...]

11 11, 2016

Roundup: Things You Can Do (Bookish People Edition)

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:57+00:00 November 11th, 2016|An Editor's Life|0 Comments

A lot of people, myself included, are feeling extremely saddened, angry and frightened by the election results this week. If you're an American who is feeling especially afraid right now, my heart goes out to you. I hope things will be [...]

28 10, 2016

How Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Affects My Creativity and Mood

By | 2017-05-18T20:02:00+00:00 October 28th, 2016|An Editor's Life|4 Comments

I recently wrote about suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I believe talking about mental illness is a good thing. It helps lower the stigma around it by debunking myths. It helps people suffering feel less alone. And it allows us to [...]

4 10, 2016

What I Learned at the SfEP Conference 2016 (Part 2)

By | 2017-05-18T20:02:03+00:00 October 4th, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Every year, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders host a conference. Editorial professionals gather to chat, think and learn. In part one of this post, I outlined what the first full day of the conference had in store for me. [...]