Tag: editing

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…

Patience is a virtue

small but perfectly formed business

    I’ve two apple trees in my garden. I’m crap at gardening. But finally after years of perseverance and patience, this year I have one tree laden with fruit. Edible fruit. Yaay me.   Some businesses are like my apple trees. They start…

What to expect from a manuscript assessment

A good story opens doorways to new lives

  You’ve finished your book. Now you’re all ready for that final polish before publication. Or are you? Wooooah, slow down a minute! There are millions of books out there ready to read. Some will do really well, get loads of 5-star reviews and…