The Chronicles

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|0 Comments

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|2 Comments

My Single Guiding Principle as a Professional Fiction Editor

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 [...]

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

Client Interview: JS Hollis on Deciding to Self-Publish

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 [...]

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

How Many Submissions Do Literary Agents Receive?

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 [...]

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