Looking for an experienced editor with a specialism in fantasy or romance?

I’m Claire Cronshaw and I cannot tell you how proud I am of this reel. These are all books I’ve worked on. Every author on here is an indie. And they have contracted me to either line edit, copy edit or proofread their work. It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of their publishingContinue reading “Looking for an experienced editor with a specialism in fantasy or romance?”

Cherry Edits: available for samples, blogs and short stories this spring/summer. Full-length novel edits from September. Here’s why.

😅 And breathe. I’ve just got to the end of a seven-month, back-to-back stint of client work for various #indieauthors. It’s been amazing. But I’ve deliberately not taken any novel-length bookings for the next couple of months*. Here’s why: 1️⃣ I need some time to work on my business. I’ve got the editing and proofreadingContinue reading “Cherry Edits: available for samples, blogs and short stories this spring/summer. Full-length novel edits from September. Here’s why.”

How to feel a sense of community within the writing world: connect with local authors.

I don’t know why it took me so long… *** Switching career and going to solo freelancing (from working in depts of usually 10+ staff), I didn’t want to find myself isolated. One way I’ve made sure this doesn’t happen is by becoming an active participant in the bookish community. When that bookish community isContinue reading “How to feel a sense of community within the writing world: connect with local authors.”

What is proofreading and what is it not?

In a couple of different places online, I posted the instruction to fill in the blank. 📢 When I send off my book to a proofreader, I expect that proofreader to ____________. 😅 Now, that’s the thing with social media. You don’t always get back what you anticipated. I could have put it into contextContinue reading “What is proofreading and what is it not?”

Have you got to know me over on my social media channels? Head there to find out more.

😜 Yep, I mess around on social media. Do you want to know why? Well, it’s fun. I really like the creativity and self-expression. I like learning how to do new things. But it’s more than that. I want you to see how I roll. 💡 I want you to think, ‘Ah, yeah, Claire. IContinue reading “Have you got to know me over on my social media channels? Head there to find out more.”

Your book is your baby – so find the right babysitter!

The author–editor relationship: an analogy: 👶 “I’m so proud of my book baby!” 🎂 “Happy book birthday!” I see a lot of authors using the baby metaphor to describe their books. I can definitely see why. All that time. All that nurturing. And that uncanny reflection where you see parts of yourself staring straight backContinue reading “Your book is your baby – so find the right babysitter!”

March: summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Is this invigorating you to get through your to-do list?

Dickens got this right, for sure. It’s an invigorating start to the week. 🎯 That’s useful though as I have lots to do ▪️40k novella edit to begin. ▪️CPD webinars to catch up on. ▪️Some big-picture planning to do. ▪️Admin! I also want to make sure I fit in downtime: 🚶‍♀️I’ll go for walks everyContinue reading “March: summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Is this invigorating you to get through your to-do list?”

What are you working on today? #WIPWEDNESDAY. Behind the scenes at Cherry Edits.

#WIPWEDNESDAY – Work in Progress Wednesday Here’s what I’m up to today. I’m currently on page 481 of 531 of an indie fantasy copyedit. The manuscript is 126166 words. It’s such a brilliant story. I’m gripped and am just past the climax. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how things are resolved. On theContinue reading “What are you working on today? #WIPWEDNESDAY. Behind the scenes at Cherry Edits.”

How can indie authors find editors and proofreaders? Be a lurker!

🔗 I like working with indie authors because we often have similar mindsets. You are indie because you want the independence to make decisions about the publishing process. 🛒 That doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. You can still choose to have bought-in services to support you. And those bought-in services can beContinue reading “How can indie authors find editors and proofreaders? Be a lurker!”

Who were your gateway authors that pulled you away from teenage reads?

This most definitely shows my vintage. With a friend the other day, I was taking about books that were a stepping stone into the world of what adults were reading. This was one such book that bridged the gap for me. The Beach by Alex Garland. It was very studenty and that appealed when IContinue reading “Who were your gateway authors that pulled you away from teenage reads?”