Perhaps it was the news that the Prince of Wales had contracted Covid-19. Perhaps it was that everyone, finally, has run out of room to put all the toilet rolls, bottles of cooking oil and frozen foods.
If you’ve focused on proofreading until now, the idea of copyediting can seem daunting. Here are some tips for coping with that first job. Source: Ten tips for your first copyediting job – CIEP blog
My intention is to give a daily record of my own life during this rather turbulent time. It is not fact checked, it is not editorially sound and is merely my own reflections to look back on in years to come. One day, this will be in a history textbook!
While ‘working from home’ you may discover that you have a little extra time on your hands. Afterall, there’s no commute to the office if your laptop is in your bedroom! You needn’t even spend as long getting ready in the morning – who’s going to care if you work today in your pyjamas!
On this day, 175 years ago, the elastic band was patented in London. How many uses can you find for using elastic bands?
It’s Shakespeare week. It’s well known that the Bard coined many phrases that we still use today. Did you know that these well used phrases were all penned by Shakespeare?
“What is the secret to your longevity?” I asked the author who had come to sign books at the local, independent bookshop this week. She has been around a while and has quite many books out.