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.
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 [...]

11 09, 2018

How Many Submissions Do Literary Agents Receive?

By | 2018-08-29T12:45:02+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Publishing|0 Comments

If you want to be a published author, you have two main options. You can either self-publish or you can work with a traditional publishing house. Most publishing houses don’t consider unsolicited manuscripts for publication. Instead, they’ll let literary agents [...]

29 08, 2018

Do You Need to Understand Copy-Editing And Proofreading to Offer Developmental Editing?

By | 2018-08-29T09:38:28+00:00 August 29th, 2018|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

In a nutshell … nope! Developmental editing is very different to copy-editing and proofreading. Developmental editors help authors shape their stories (addressing things like concept, plot and structure, pacing and character development; and stylistic and technical execution, such a deciding on [...]

18 07, 2018

Should I Ask for Feedback on My Novel While I’m Still Writing It?

By | 2018-07-18T12:54:39+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Novel Writing|3 Comments

Asking for feedback while writing is a tricky thing. Because it takes so long to write a novel, it makes sense that you’d crave some positive feedback to inspire you to keep going. After all, when you’re starting to doubt [...]