Editorial summer school

Yellow rose. Credit: Kendra Olson It’s been a long, hot summer here in London. With Coronavirus cases still too high for me to feel safe going out much or travelling, I decided to spend my summer focusing on building my editorial skills. Over the last couple of months, I attended several educational webcasts run by … Continue reading Editorial summer school

Editorial musings: The value (cost?) of editing

Editing can be expensive. I know, I’m both an editor and an author who has been edited. If you’re an independent self-publisher then, ideally, your book will go through a developmental edit as well as a line edit, copy-edit and a proofread (or some combination thereof). Furthermore, each of these stages could include more than … Continue reading Editorial musings: The value (cost?) of editing

May reflections: On the coronavirus and coping

Back in February, I promised it wouldn’t be quite so long between blog posts. Then, the coronavirus (CoVID-19) happened and everything veered off track. While some people suddenly found they had much more time on their hands, this wasn’t my experience.The week of 9th March was the week before I was due to travel to … Continue reading May reflections: On the coronavirus and coping

On Fear

When I started this blog, I intended to post more regularly than I actually have. I would like to say that life got in the way, and that would be true, but I think I also got in my own way. As this blog is part of my editing business, it felt like everything I … Continue reading On Fear

Happy Halloween!

Image by Pexel at Pixabay. Have you written a mystery/suspense, dark fantasy or ghost story? If you have and you’re in need of developmental editing, then you could be in luck. To celebrate Halloween, I’m offering a limited discount on my editing services for writers of mysteries/suspense, dark fantasy and ghost stories, or any story … Continue reading Happy Halloween!

From Writer to Editor–my journey

Today I'm over on WriteRightEditing.co.uk talking about my experience of being edited and how (and why) I chose to become an editor. You can read the post here: http://www.writerightediting.co.uk/blog/from-writer-to-editor-kendra-olson.html