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 [...]

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, [...]

13 01, 2016

How I Travelled Through Europe Running My Business From a Laptop

By | 2017-09-05T15:40:09+00:00 January 13th, 2016|An Editor's Life|7 Comments

I've recently returned to the UK after travelling around Europe for nine months while still running my business, working from my laptop. This time last year, I was gearing up to go – researching and buying what I'd need to [...]

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 [...]