The Chronicles

5 Comma Rules You Can Sometimes Break

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 [...]

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

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Surrealism

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

Client Interview: Charlie Maclean

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 [...]

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

Joanne Harris on Working with Editors

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 [...]

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

A Love Letter to My Clients

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 [...]

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

How to Enjoy Freelance Freedom Without Being a Digital Nomad

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 [...]

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

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

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 [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

5 Things I Love About Being a Freelance Fiction Editor

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, [...]

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

Exploring Speculative Fiction Sub-Genres: Dystopian Literature

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 [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

How Much Training Does a Fiction Editor Need?

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 [...]

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