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  • 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 »

  • Time for a new hat?

    In a few weeks’ time I will be leading a seminar at the 25th Annual SfEP Conference entitled: ‘Time for a new hat? Expanding your business into consultancy, training and other publishing services’. But this post isn’t about that. (I’m keeping the details … erm … under my hat.) Instead, here’s a quick catch-up on… 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 »