Hiring a copy editor: what to focus on to make a better decision.

I’m well aware that there are many copy editors out there. All offering their specialties, expert knowledge, and passion for writing in its many forms. What should you consider when you decide that it’s time to start hiring a copy editor? Understanding of your goals and aims. When you hire a copy editor, you wantContinue reading “Hiring a copy editor: what to focus on to make a better decision.”

Grammar checkers: how much faith should you place?

Before I really get into depth, I want to say a few things about grammar checkers. Firstly, I utilise them for every piece of writing I publish. Whenever I complete a copy edit for a client, I’ll use them as a final check. I like using them and believe that they are really good forContinue reading “Grammar checkers: how much faith should you place?”

Can editors provide you with perfection?

I could make this post super easy and short for you. No. No, editors of all types cannot promise you perfection. Any editor that does is lying.  But, let’s delve deeper. Any person’s writing is flawed by default. That’s the privilege we have of being unique individuals with individual thoughts, experiences, and passions. We mustContinue reading “Can editors provide you with perfection?”

My first business year: how has it gone?

Let’s start at the very beginning…just over a year ago, after a month of lockdown, I was fed up. I’d been in a job that I was uncomfortable with for too long. I wanted change. I wanted it badly and knew that time was probably the best I’d get to make it. After a periodContinue reading “My first business year: how has it gone?”

The importance of continuous learning.

Within our everyday lives, we never stop learning. I often find myself saying: “You learn something new every day.” It applies to all areas of life: from the random little facts that only ever pop up in pub quizzes, to details about my partner or a friend, or even a handy new way of choppingContinue reading “The importance of continuous learning.”

A Guide To Microsoft Word Track Changes

Being an editor, proofreader and beta reader means that I have a great knowledge and a large amount of experience when it comes to Microsoft Word track changes. I want to use my experience and knowledge to help others when it comes to using this part of Word. I promise that although this might seemContinue reading “A Guide To Microsoft Word Track Changes”

Staying Positive in the Face of Doubt

Get a nice drink and a snack, sit down, learn a little more about gaining a postive mindset, start being proud of yourself and remember that you.are.enough. More than enough in fact! This might do you the world of good whenever those doubts creep in. I am a natural worrier and an extremely sensitive person.Continue reading “Staying Positive in the Face of Doubt”

The steps I took to find proofreading and copy-editing.

I thought for my first blog post that it would be a good idea to write about my journey, and the steps I’ve taken to get myself in a great position with proofreading and copy-editing. Since 2014, I’ve worked as a teaching assistant, and I still do to help pay those all-important bills! I neverContinue reading “The steps I took to find proofreading and copy-editing.”