A youthful romance in post-war PolandContinue reading “Book review: Swimming in the Dark”
Should you be sending your readers to the dictionary for every sentence you write?Continue reading “Words, vocabulary, language and terminology”
I haven’t done a book review for a while! Time for one …
Great characters, great situation, great potential; shame about the middle.Continue reading “Book review: Dance on my Grave”
Whether you are a writer or an editorial professional, chances are you’ve felt the effects of imposter syndrome.Continue reading “Am I doing this right?”
Anyone who has spent time around a word processor will know that computers are good at picking up on a few, obvious spelling errors. But can a computer replace a human editor?Continue reading “The human touch”
What’s it all for? Why does editing or proofreading matter? Isn’t it just an unnecessary expense? My Auntie Bertha used to be an English teacher …Continue reading “Why does it matter?”
The weather: cliché or clever? Here’s some hints about deciding what to do with meteorological conditions in your fiction writing.Continue reading “Whatever the weather”
Ask any freelancer, be it editorial or another profession, and they will tell you how hard it can be. But they’ll tell you as many reasons for going freelance.
There’s no doubting that freelancing is tough: no guarantees, no certainty and no security if it all goes wrong. But freelancing is incredibly liberating. Choosing when to work, where to work, how much to do.
You send me your manuscript … then what? What do you get afterwards?
What I return to you depends on what level of editing you have asked for. In this blog post, I’ll break down what you get from the different editing services that I provide. Not sure what you need? This blog post may help.Continue reading “What do you get?”
One of the most frequently asked questions is: how long should my book be? This week, we’ll look at length (keep the jokes to yourself!).
The simple answer is: as long as it needs to be!Continue reading “How much should I write?”