Category: copy editing

Is it better to hire an editor who lives locally?

Remember, there are thousands of trained editors out there

Over the years I’ve had a fair number of potential clients preferring to hire an editor who lives locally. Don’t worry, it’s not just me, it happens. This week I’ll look at why this isn’t necessarily a good idea. And why in some cases…

Why should I bother working with you, you’re the Grammar Police?

Grammar Police, despite what people think, editors are not the grammar police

Over the next few weeks I’m going to address comments and questions that I’ve heard over the years as a freelance editor and writer. I aim to help you understand who we are and what we do, and to help you decide if the…

Managing expectations when hiring a copyeditor or copywriter

Great Expectations, Miss Haversham

  You’ve written the book. It’s taken blood, sweat and tears but you know if it’s going to be a success you need to send it to an editor. Or you’ve built your business, but you know to make the right impression you need…