9 05, 2017

What I’ve Learned About Attending Editing Conferences

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:24+00:00 May 9th, 2017|An Editor's Life|4 Comments

I've just come back from a few days in Edinburgh, where I hung out with one of my best friends (who lives there) and attended the Society for Editors and Proofreader's Mini-Conference 2017. It was the fourth editorial training event [...]

8 02, 2017

How to Enjoy Freelance Freedom Without Being a Digital Nomad

By | 2017-05-18T20:01:44+00:00 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 | 2017-05-18T20:01:47+00:00 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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

26 09, 2016

What I Learned at the SfEP Conference 2016 (Part 1)

By | 2017-05-18T20:02:04+00:00 September 26th, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Every year, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders invites its members to gather for a long weekend of chatting, drinking, eating, workshops and seminars. I attended my first SfEP conference two years ago, knowing only a single person. This year, [...]

13 01, 2016

How I Travelled Through Europe Running My Business From a Laptop

By | 2017-05-18T20:02:14+00:00 January 13th, 2016|An Editor's Life|6 Comments

I've recently returned to the UK after travelling around Europe for nine months while still running my business, working from my laptop. This time last year, I was gearing up to go – researching and buying what I'd need to [...]