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.
12 08, 2019

Accounting for UK Freelance Editors Made Easy

By | 2019-08-12T11:14:23+00:00 August 12th, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you’re more of a word-person than a numbers-person. And that can make the accounting side of running your editorial business seem daunting. I was daunted by it too – until I started using FreeAgent. FreeAgent [...]

15 07, 2019

Preparing Your Novel for Traditional Publishing

By | 2019-07-15T17:37:39+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Publishing|0 Comments

How you prepare your novel for traditional publishing will vary a little depending on the exact way your agent and publisher operate, once you land them. Most publishers take on very few unsolicited manuscripts. That means you can’t just send [...]

1 07, 2019

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Professional Editing

By | 2019-07-09T12:18:42+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Publishing|0 Comments

If self-publishing professionally is important to you, I whole-heartedly urge you to try and save some money for editing. But I also understand that the cost of editing is simply impossible for some. So here’s my advice on what to [...]

1 05, 2019

Branding My Editorial Business: Working with a Photographer

By | 2019-05-02T09:52:17+00:00 May 1st, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

A few months ago, I hired a professional photographer to shoot some photos for my business. I’ve been running my editorial business for a good number of years now, and I was at the point I wanted to take it [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]