About Sophie Playle

Sophie Playle of Liminal Pages is a professional fiction editor. She worked at the largest publishing company in the world before gallivanting off to do a Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. She's an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and she trained with The Publishing Training Centre. Every now and then, she slips her laptop into her rucksack and works from a different country for a few weeks.
20 02, 2019

How to Become a Developmental Editor of Fiction

By | 2019-02-20T16:11:20+00:00 February 20th, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Developmental editors work with authors to help them improve (develop) their stories and the techniques they use to tell those stories. An author works with a developmental editor after they’ve written their novel to the best of their abilities in [...]

6 02, 2019

I Gave Up Social Media for a Month and Here’s What Happened

By | 2019-02-06T17:02:07+00:00 February 6th, 2019|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

I’ve written before about my thoughts on social media and also how I use it in relation to my business. Social media – as both a personal and professional tool and its effect on human psychology – is a topic [...]

29 01, 2019

Your Editing Business Doesn’t Have to Conform

By | 2019-01-28T20:25:55+00:00 January 29th, 2019|The Business of Editing|3 Comments

Every now and then, I see a forum or social media post from a desperate editor. ‘Please tell me, is it really possible to earn a full-time living as a freelance editor?’ The editor has usually been working for themselves [...]

15 01, 2019

My Single Guiding Principle as a Professional Fiction Editor

By | 2019-01-10T18:13:03+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Novel Editing|0 Comments

I’m a professional fiction editor. And for me, there’s a single guiding principle behind every editorial decision I make. It’s simply this: I must be able to justify every edit. We editors adopt the same mantra as doctors: ‘First, do [...]

22 10, 2018

Client Interview: JS Hollis on Deciding to Self-Publish

By | 2018-10-22T10:22:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Novel Editing, Publishing|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, an email dropped into my inbox. It was a past client, letting me know the manuscript I had line and copy-edited for him around eighteen months ago was now a fully published novel. It's always exciting [...]