9 05, 2017

What I’ve Learned About Attending Editing Conferences

By | 2017-09-05T13:20:44+00:00 May 9th, 2017|An Editor's Life|4 Comments

I've just come back from a few days in Edinburgh, where I hung out with one of my best friends (who lives there) and attended the Society for Editors and Proofreader's Mini-Conference 2017. It was the fourth editorial training event [...]

8 02, 2017

How to Enjoy Freelance Freedom Without Being a Digital Nomad

By | 2017-09-05T14:07:34+00:00 February 8th, 2017|An Editor's Life|1 Comment

Because I run my own business from my laptop, I can take my work with me wherever I go. It’s one of the reasons I love running a freelance fiction editing business. I’m currently spending a month in Madeira. Right [...]

1 02, 2017

5 Things I Love About Being a Freelance Fiction Editor

By | 2017-09-05T14:11:41+00:00 February 1st, 2017|An Editor's Life|0 Comments

Being a freelance fiction editor isn’t all sunshine and roses (self-assessment tax returns, anyone?) but the benefits of running your own editing business far outweigh the negatives. Officially, I’ve been running my own business for almost five years. (Unofficially a [...]

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 [...]

11 11, 2016

Roundup: Things You Can Do (Bookish People Edition)

By | 2017-09-05T14:36:29+00:00 November 11th, 2016|An Editor's Life|0 Comments

A lot of people, myself included, are feeling extremely saddened, angry and frightened by the election results this week. If you're an American who is feeling especially afraid right now, my heart goes out to you. I hope things will be [...]

28 10, 2016

How Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Affects My Creativity and Mood

By | 2017-09-05T13:37:37+00:00 October 28th, 2016|An Editor's Life|4 Comments

I recently wrote about suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I believe talking about mental illness is a good thing. It helps lower the stigma around it by debunking myths. It helps people suffering feel less alone. And it allows us to [...]