The art of juggling

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.

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What do you get?

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.

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My self-publishing journey: part one

This is going to be a little different from my normal blog posts. An occasional series of blogs, charting my journey to self-publishing. This isn’t my first self-publishing adventure: I first published in 2016. But now, having done lots of editorial training, I’m going back and re-releasing my first book.

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How to save money and make your editor or proofreader happy

You’re a self-publishing author? You’re on a limited budget. You want to make the most of editing and proofreading.

Here are five simple ways that you can do to make the most of any editorial experience.

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I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

Oh no! I’ve just realised that for the last eighteen chapters of misspelt the London Borough of Haringey as Harringay (a district within that same borough – it’s just asking for trouble isn’t it!).

So, once I’ve uttered some profanities, correctly spelt and hyphenated, I’m going to need to go through my manuscript and change them all. Each one. By hand.

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Doing it proper: using capitals properly for people

We all know that names need capital letters. My name is Nick. See, there’s the capital ‘N’. I’m so important that I get a capital letter at the beginning of my name. That’s an easy example but it’s not always straightforward.

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