Jon is 39! And continues to inspire me every day.

🎉 39 today! Time for a 😍 post about the birthday boy, Jon Cronshaw. Despite many challenges, Jon is so driven. He has fallen on his feet with indie publishing. He loves being an author and having control of the various components really suits his Del Boy suite of skills picked up over the years.Continue reading “Jon is 39! And continues to inspire me every day.”

Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?

Check out this article. Indie authors. You want to be seen. For the sake of your books, you need visibility. But. But… Talking about fear and wanting to stay hidden, Laura says: “That part of me exists for a reason, because it was once useful and it’s familiar. I can’t cut it loose, I can’tContinue reading “Removing my invisibility cloak: I’m Claire Cronshaw and I am an editor. Who are you and what are you working on right now?”

Is LinkedIn an appropriate platform to share flash fiction and poetry? I think so!

For some reason, just recently, poetry and flash fiction has become a feature of my feed. And it’s been a welcome addition. There are some very talented writers out there and I love reading your stuff. It’s perfect for this platform. I know there are social media terms for this, but I can’t think whatContinue reading “Is LinkedIn an appropriate platform to share flash fiction and poetry? I think so!”

What are the benefits of CIEP membership? (Chartered Insitute of Editing and Proofreading)

😁 I’ve just renewed my membership of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) for another year. ❓ What do I get out of my membership? – Access to forums to tap into the hive mind of my editorial colleagues – Opportunities for work from the IM Available list – Discounted training opportunities (*theContinue reading “What are the benefits of CIEP membership? (Chartered Insitute of Editing and Proofreading)”

Do you use Bookbub? Do you like it?

Happy World Book Day! 💡I’ve made an interesting discovery this week and that’s the website Bookbub. From what I can gather, it’s a site that lists 99p and free ebook promotions on Kindle etc. Books that are reduced for a limited time only. 📚 There are some big names on there. I saw Brick LaneContinue reading “Do you use Bookbub? Do you like it?”

Where can I get free books for homework and homeschooling?

Tip for UK parents. Borrowbox! The young un is doing a project on London this week. So I’ve been on my library’s Borrowbox app and have downloaded the Lonely Planet guide. Sumptuous pictures. Easy to navigate. Free. Not all homeschool projects need to involve Google. Books have been carefully put together so research can beContinue reading “Where can I get free books for homework and homeschooling?”

Is it aitch or haitch? Should have or should of?

Aitch or haitch. (H) ❓ Is it C-R-O-N-S-aitch-A-W or C-R-O-N-S-haitch-A-W? I’ve heard myself saying ‘haitch’ this year. Ssh. That’s just between us.🤫 ✔Aitch ➡ haitch ❌used to be a line I’d never cross. Years of wincing when I heard it – it used to be my pet peeve – ensured that those particular sounds wouldContinue reading “Is it aitch or haitch? Should have or should of?”

Does the hat fit? My journey to setting up my own editing business.

Get ahead. Get a hat (that fits.) 🎩 I used to have one big hat. I put it on in 2005. It was comfortable and suited me. I’d wear it from 7am until bedtime. It sometimes looked a bit dishevelled, but time unworn in the holidays would spruce it up. About five years ago, theContinue reading “Does the hat fit? My journey to setting up my own editing business.”

What is Cumberland and Westmorland dialect?

Driving yam for Christmas? I’m not. Not this year.🚗 Yam is Cumberland and Westmorland dialect for home. As garn yam means I’m going home. I love my home dialect. It’s so colourful. I sometimes find standard English variants don’t cut the mustard and don’t quite mean what I want to say. Take waffy. You couldContinue reading “What is Cumberland and Westmorland dialect?”

Take your wellbeing seriously. How being self-employed has brought about a shift in my mindset.

Sort yourself before you help others. That’s the advice you hear from cabin crew. In an emergency, sort your own oxygen mask before you sort your child’s. It’s someone else’s analogy. But it made a big impact when I heard it. It makes sense but feels counterintuitive. Touch wood, I’ve never had to test whatContinue reading “Take your wellbeing seriously. How being self-employed has brought about a shift in my mindset.”