Posts Tagged: Training

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Twenty-five years and counting

    This is an exciting time of year for many young people who, if they are lucky, will shortly be entering the ‘real world’ of work. It’s twenty-five years since I took the same tentative steps, and in this post I share a few thoughts for would-be editors, proofreaders and journalists, and some reflections for those… Read more »

  • CPD for editors and writers

    If you want to learn how to do something, try teaching someone else. I don’t know who first said this, and they probably phrased it with greater elegance, but the sentiment is spot on. From revising for a class test to taking on the role of Nelly in the low-budget business classic ‘Sitting next to… Read more »