Posts Tagged: Editing

  • GDPR, privacy and me – and you

    Running a business of any kind means you will have information – data – about your clients and contacts and their projects. It has always been important to take care of that data, but changes to the EU-wide data protection rules (GDPR) have made this a hot topic. If you contact me, here’s how I… Read more »

  • Why editors are like actors

    Editors are like actors? Really? Surely copy-editors are home-bodies or classic office introverts who don’t like the limelight? (Ditto subs and proofreaders?) That’s the popular perception. But the more I think about it, the more I can see what we editorial professionals have in common with actors, although there are some significant differences. This post… Read more »

  • Quick, quick, slow: the science of reading

    ‘How long will it take?’ and ‘How much will it cost?’ are two common questions from clients. I’ve developed a fairly reliable way to estimate the time needed for various editorial and writing tasks. But come what may, all the words need to be read, and that takes time. Now there is scientific evidence that… Read more »

  • Standing up for editing

    No, not a post about the many good reasons to employ an editor. (Sorry to disappoint: I’ll happily write that one some other time.) This is a post about office furniture. I am only 5 ft tall (approx. 150 cm) and have always had problems with desk and chair height. For years I’ve had elaborate workarounds, but… Read more »

  • Tips from #NUJdigitalskills

    Here are 15 great tips from the speakers at the NUJ Digital Journalism Skills workshop I attended on 13 February. There were many more, so if you get the chance to hear any of these guys give a presentation: GO! Inspired by @documentally – Christian Payne Don’t think ‘digital’, think ‘networked’ Own your own stories… Read more »

  • That was the year that …

    What would an editor write in a seasonal round robin? Here’s what. [Warning: be prepared for Stilton-strength cheesy bits and a light sprinkling of links to my favourite things.]       Dear Clients and Colleagues I hope you are all well and prospering. It has been good to escape from my little office to… Read more »