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.
10 10, 2017

Don’t Let Your Ego Ruin Your Business

By | 2018-07-21T12:09:31+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Book Reviews, The Business of Editing|2 Comments

I run my own business. I employ myself – and no one else. I want my business to reflect my personality and values. To me, it’s important I connect emotionally with my clients. But I don’t want my sense of [...]

22 08, 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Self-Publish Your Novel

By | 2017-08-22T18:48:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Publishing|0 Comments

I wonder if the following scenario sounds familiar. You know a writer who has self-published several books. They bashed them out at a dizzying speed. You’ve seen their writing – extracts they post on Facebook or their blog. It’s always [...]

15 08, 2017

How to Write a Query Letter – Everything You Need to Know

By | 2017-09-05T12:31:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Novel Writing|0 Comments

If you're an author of fiction and want to follow the traditional route to publication, you’re going to need a literary agent. A query letter (also known as a pitch letter or cover letter) is one of three things you [...]

1 08, 2017

Website Copy Tips for Editorial Business Owners

By | 2017-09-05T12:32:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Even though we work with words, why is it so difficult to nail the copy on our websites? As editorial business owners, it’s literally our job to help others write with precision and clarity … but writing for ourselves is [...]

20 07, 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Judge Self-Publishing Authors

By | 2017-09-05T12:33:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Publishing|7 Comments

Not so long ago, there weren’t many resources available that would enable an author to self-publish their writing. As the technology emerged, so did a stigma. It was thought that you only self-published if your book wasn’t good enough to [...]