31 12, 2016

Year in Review and Goals for 2017

By | 2017-09-05T13:36:20+00:00 December 31st, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|5 Comments

At the end of every year, I love spending some time reflecting on the past twelve months and thinking about the year ahead. I think it's one of the best ways we can check-in with ourselves, feel good about the [...]

4 10, 2016

What I Learned at the SfEP Conference 2016 (Part 2)

By | 2017-09-05T13:39:23+00:00 October 4th, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Every year, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders host a conference. Editorial professionals gather to chat, think and learn. In part one of this post, I outlined what the first full day of the conference had in store for me. [...]

26 09, 2016

What I Learned at the SfEP Conference 2016 (Part 1)

By | 2017-09-05T13:39:30+00:00 September 26th, 2016|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Every year, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders invites its members to gather for a long weekend of chatting, drinking, eating, workshops and seminars. I attended my first SfEP conference two years ago, knowing only a single person. This year, [...]

2 12, 2015

Seeing the Potential in an Unpublished Manuscript

By | 2017-09-05T13:45:21+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

The other day, I was trying to work out the author's meaning behind a particularly confusing sentence. This manuscript, I said to a friend, felt like a riddle wrapped in an enigma - and I was the codebreaker. It was [...]

28 09, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Finding and Hiring a Freelance Book Editor

By | 2017-09-05T13:45:52+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Novel Editing, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

So, you’ve finished writing your novel and have redrafted it and edited it as best you can. The first thing you should do at this point is jump to your feet, dance a funky victory dance and immediately open a [...]

26 09, 2014

5 Things Writers Can Learn from a Room Full of Editors

By | 2017-09-05T13:48:07+00:00 September 26th, 2014|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended The Society for Editors and Proofreaders’ 25th Annual Conference. I’ve never seen so many editors in one place! (And I’ve worked in publishing.) It was a great experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting [...]

16 09, 2013

Proofreading – What’s It All About? (Louise Harnby)

By | 2017-09-05T16:05:47+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Novel Editing, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Note from Sophie: I met Louise at our local SfEP meeting. She is a very well respected and established professional proofreader. Her blog has been an inspiring resource for me, and Louise has even written a book to help freelance editors: Business [...]