Editorial summer school

I recently wrote a post for my editing blog about what I’ve been up to this summer (hint: it involves editorial training!). Here’s the post, if you’d like to read it.

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Yellow rose. Credit: Kendra Olson

It’s been a long, hot summer here in London. With Coronavirus cases still too high for me to feel safe going out much or travelling, I decided to spend my summer focusing on building my editorial skills.

Over the last couple of months, I attended several educational webcasts run by ACES: The Society for Editing, covering various aspects of the editorial process. Not all of these related to the kind of editing I currently do (developmental editing of fiction and memoir). Some of them were aspirational (for example, Editing Recipes and Cookbooks, given by editor Karen Wise—I love to cook!). Whereas others related to aspects of what I do now, but from a copy-editor’s perspective.

Immersive Copy Editing for Fantasy and Science Fiction

One of these was Immersive Copy Editing for Fantasy and Science Fiction, given by Kristy S. Gilbert from Looseleaf Editorial &…

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