Inspired by the CIEP’s Environmental Policy Working Group, I’ve been considering the environmental impact of my work editing and proofreading. After all, there is no planet B, so we need to take care and think about the future.
Life as a freelance editor and proofreader can be unpredictable. From times of feeling swamped with work and under pressure to get it all done to worries about the future as you having nothing in your inbox.
How do you cope with the down time and what do you do to fill the schedule in the quiet periods?
Editors and proofreaders all work ever so slightly differently, especially when working with Word documents. Here is a quick guide to what all the marks on your manuscript mean. If there’s anything that doesn’t make sense, is confusing, or you are unsure of, always ask. I am always happy to answer questions.
Things I’ve started, but not continued with, since lockdown began!
It was totally unexpected, but I’m finding this newer way of working far more productive. I do hope my clients agree (even if I don’t answer 8 am phone calls!)