21 03, 2017

Small Business Chat with Libro Editing

By | 2017-09-05T13:26:20+00:00 March 21st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Small Business Chat is a blog series orchestrated by Liz Dexter over at Libro Editing. Over the years, Liz has interviewed all different kinds of small business owners, and I've been happy to feature in the series since 2013. Every [...]

14 03, 2017

How Many Hours a Day Does an Editor Work?

By | 2017-09-05T14:04:40+00:00 March 14th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Have you ever asked yourself how many hours a day you should spend editing? You might wonder how your productivity stacks up against other editors. Hey, it’s natural to be curious about how we compare to other editorial business professionals. [...]

24 01, 2017

How Much Training Does a Fiction Editor Need?

By | 2019-02-20T11:46:15+00:00 January 24th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

The purpose of training is twofold: to make sure your skills are up to scratch and to demonstrate to potential clients that you know your stuff. This is a controversial statement, but I believe the amount of training a fiction [...]

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Seeing the Potential in an Unpublished Manuscript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 [...]