The Chronicles

Accounting for UK Freelance Editors Made Easy

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 [...]

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

Preparing Your Novel for Traditional Publishing

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 [...]

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

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Professional Editing

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 [...]

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

Branding My Editorial Business: Working with a Photographer

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 [...]

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

How to Become a Developmental Editor of Fiction

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

By | 2019-02-06T17:02:07+00:00 February 6th, 2019|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|1 Comment

Your Editing Business Doesn’t Have to Conform

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 [...]

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