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Academic editing – some potential pitfalls

Academic editing – some potential pitfalls

Although fiction editing is my first love, a lot of my editing work these days comes from students and academics. This kind of happened by accident – one recommendation from an old university contact led to a small circle of clients, many of whom recommended me to...

Review – Faithful, by Alice Hoffman

I read this book in one sitting. This is not something I say or write often – in fact, I can’t remember the time I genuinely sat down with a book and didn’t get up again until I had finished it. This is testament to the quality of this book – although to be fair, I...

Mini-review: The Strangler Vine, by MJ Carter

Really enjoyed this – the level of research about India in the early 19thC was evident in the rich detail, and the precarious relationship between the main characters, although a little formulaic in the early sections of the book, developed nicely. The story...

Book swaps – my new thing?

I’ve never done an online book swap before. I have done other online exchanges, but they were quilting/fabric related, back when I was doing a lot of sewing; I haven’t had the time for much of that for a number of years (I miss it…), so no swaps or...