2018 Editorial blog post round-up
I am a member of a Facebook group for editors, in which I share a weekly round-up of blog posts primarily aimed at improving editorial (or editorial business) skills and knowledge. Here is a round-up of some of my favourite posts from 2018.
The beginners' guide to cold-calling publishers
So you want to be a blogger
Explaining the price of editing (including a video: How Star Wars was saved in the edit)
Overcoming marketing paralysis
Editors and social media: Twitter
How to create compelling editing quotations
Business planning and management
5 New Year's resolutions to boost your business
How an accountability group helps you stay on track
Personal crises: the freelancer's strategy
Making sense of billable vs non-billable hours
Deposits everyone can live with
What should I call my editing or proofreading business?
Negotiating a rate increase
Getting better and getting organised
Professional associations for editors
Networking and etiquette
Wise owls: Networking
Do you need a desktop computer with a large screen?
New page navigation options in Word
Health and well-being
Advice for authors
Sometimes it's useful for editors to be able to point authors to resources that can help them, rather than the editor having to explain things themselves.
5 ways to use audio for book marketing and reader engagement
A very sweary dictionary
How to prepare your book file for an editor
A beginner's guide to apostrophes
How to write novels for readers, not viewers