🆕 New service. I will edit the first ~10000 words of your manuscript to help you get it ready for literary agents. I’ve done this for a fantasy–romance author this week and it has been such a satisfying experience. It’s really important to impress the agent with clarity and precision of expression. Alongside the usualContinue reading “Do you need to prepare a sample for a literary agent? I can help you do that.”
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Q+A interview feature with me by author, AHM Beattie
📰 NEWS: I did a thing! Q+A with the author AHM Beattie for her Focus on Friday feature. Text from the interview below: ⬇️ Time to get focused everyone. Please welcome Claire Cronshaw. I hope you enjoy. I know I did! Thank you for being our Focus today. It’s great to have you on board.Continue reading “Q+A interview feature with me by author, AHM Beattie”
Understanding emphatic third person omniscience through the lens of ‘A Christmas Carol’.
I’ve been drilling down into narrative point of view further than I have before – it’s for a course I’m doing with the CIEP. It’s not that I haven’t thought about narrative viewpoint before. Of course I have: I’ve been a student and teacher of English for all of my adult life. But, I don’tContinue reading “Understanding emphatic third person omniscience through the lens of ‘A Christmas Carol’.”
What is an accountability group? Start one. You won’t regret it.
😁 I’m meeting my accountability buddy, Alison, tomorrow. I’ve been talking to Alison for a couple of years now. We are both members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and have followed fairly similar paths in our career journeys. 🎯 Alison and I are in an accountability group together. The purpose of theContinue reading “What is an accountability group? Start one. You won’t regret it.”
Why POV matters in fiction. And what resources can you recommend for the study of narrative point of view?
👩🎓 Narrative point of view is a fascinating area of study. I don’t (yet) offer developmental edits but it’s important that I understand the stages above/before copyediting so that any flaws which remain in the text (such as head hopping or broken binding) can be flagged for the author’s consideration. As I study this stuff,Continue reading “Why POV matters in fiction. And what resources can you recommend for the study of narrative point of view?”
Want to be sure you’re getting a professional editor? Don’t go with one who claims to be good at everything.
This ⬇️ I’ve been getting some advice from this marketing/copywriting fella and he’s really making me think differently. This is really empowering. When you’ve changed professions as I have, no matter how much training you’ve done (and I’ve done lots now), you still get imposter syndrome rearing its ugly head. BUT… this sentence shows imposterContinue reading “Want to be sure you’re getting a professional editor? Don’t go with one who claims to be good at everything.”
Macros for increasing efficiency and accuracy in editing – not to mention staving off RSI.
I reckon the hour or so I spent today being Paul Beverley’s guineapig (installing macros ‘by the tourist route’) might be the best hour I’ve spent on CPD. These are macros which are going to increase my efficiency and accuracy as an editor and they will reduce the number of clicks/keystrokes needed to perform certainContinue reading “Macros for increasing efficiency and accuracy in editing – not to mention staving off RSI.”
Do you feel the fear? That’s a good thing. Here’s why.
💬 “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” (Continue reading “Do you feel the fear? That’s a good thing. Here’s why.”
Conference reflections. How do you feel after you’ve done some CPD?
This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions. 😁 Absolutely chuffed to bits by my professional progress which I recognised when imposter syndrome did not rear its ugly head at this year’s Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) conference. I noticed I’m not bamboozled by jargon. I have so many editing experiences under myContinue reading “Conference reflections. How do you feel after you’ve done some CPD?”
Do you like online conferences? I do! CIEP 2021.
🙋♀️ Hands up – who likes it when a conference is online? I do. Because it means this can be my day ⬇️ Sunday: 🚸 Ironing uniforms 🛒 Getting a shop in 👩🍳 Cooking family meals ➕ 📔 Learning more about developmental editing 💷 Picking up some ideas for marketing 🖥️ Finding out more aboutContinue reading “Do you like online conferences? I do! CIEP 2021.”