Fact in fiction

Just because the characters and the story have come from your imagination, there is still a place for fact in fiction. Getting that right is key – and is also just one of a number of things that your editor will be checking.

It depends …

Often, as an editor, I’m asked about what’s right. People assume that there are rules, after all, language can’t be completely random can it?

Well, very often there is no right answer. It depends!

A fine line: between style and correctness

My job is frequently portrayed as being about pedantry. The correct use of the comma, the correct use of subject, verb agreement, the correct spellings.

But that’s not always the case.