Reflections on CIEP 2020. Day 2 at the conference.

Another busy but successful day. ๐Ÿ˜ I managed to fit in two sessions of #CIEP2020. Total fangirl moment with Denise *the Scottish one* Cowle’s interview with legend of dictionary corner, Susie Dent. I learnt about the etymology of ‘quarantine’, why some words from this year are likely to have short shelf-lives (like quarantini ๐Ÿธ) andContinue reading “Reflections on CIEP 2020. Day 2 at the conference.”

Reflections on Day 1 of CIEP 2020.

Day 1 of #CIEP2020. What a mood boost ๐Ÿ˜ Loved meeting other fiction editors in the networking session this morning. Top folk! This afternoon’s session on style sheets was illuminating. I use them for all my edits yet it was really valuable to see how other people approach them. It’s made me think about aContinue reading “Reflections on Day 1 of CIEP 2020.”

Who’s excited for CIEP 2020?

๐ŸŽ‰The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) conference begins tomorrow. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Online, of course. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ I’m excited to reflect on how far I’ve come since I attended my first conference with them in 2018. ๐Ÿ†• Back then, calling myself a newbie editor made sense. I set up my business in the January and startedContinue reading “Who’s excited for CIEP 2020?”

๐ŸŽ‰Milestone! I’ve edited 1,000,000 words.

*In the voice of Dr. Evil ๐Ÿ“ข ONE MILLION WORDS! โ“So, should I stop calling myself a newbie? ๐Ÿ˜† One million words. That’s how many words I have proofread or edited since I started counting. And I started counting in Feb 2018 when I established Cronshaw Editing. Not bad, eh. Alongside teaching, too. ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ”ขContinue reading “๐ŸŽ‰Milestone! I’ve edited 1,000,000 words.”

Proofreading stopped my panic attacks!

Between 2009 and 2017, on and off, I accessed support from primary health care for a generalised anxiety disorder.  There were a few factors at play causing this, but one big one for me was feeling trapped by my employment circumstances. My mother-in-law once told me I was ‘institutionalised’! My path had taken me fromContinue reading “Proofreading stopped my panic attacks!”

I didn’t even know proofreading was ‘a thing’ when I was at school.

Did you even know your job existed when you were at school? ๐Ÿค” When I was at school, there were so many jobs that I didn’t even know existed. And it’s not because of technology. Some of these jobs have been around a long time. There are areas of study that I didn’t even knowContinue reading “I didn’t even know proofreading was ‘a thing’ when I was at school.”

Why do I want to be self-employed? Love for my husband is one of the key reasons.

I aim to be fully self-employed by the time my husband loses the last of his eyesight. My incredibly talented author husband, Jon Cronshaw, has a degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.  He currently has 5% usable vision in one eye. He has developed such an incredible mindset about this and does not let itContinue reading “Why do I want to be self-employed? Love for my husband is one of the key reasons.”