Judging a book by its cover … we all do it, don't we? Go on, admit it! The cover is important, after all. We scrutinise it, hoping to glean something of what lies behind – to help us decide whether this is a book we'd like to spend our time reading...
Three years ago this summer, I completed the PTC proofreading course that began my editorial career. As the anniversary approached, I looked again at my business 'cover' and I realised something: it did not reflect what lay behind.
I established NB Proofreading in 2013, intending to focus on proofreading only. Then I obtained my first piece of work copy-editing a novel. And since then ... well, most of my time has been spent editing and critiquing fiction. And I've loved it! I feel reconnected with the literary roots I suppressed during a thirteen-year legal career.
So it's time for a new ‘cover’: time to project a sense of the creativity that drives what I do. Ta-da! Splendid Stories is born. Have a peek at my new website: www.splendidstories.co.uk.
I hope you like the cover – and what lies behind it!
Proprietor of editorial business Splendid Stories. Experienced, professional editor offering creative guidance, developmental editing/critiquing, copy-editing, and proofreading. Follow @SplendidStories on Twitter. See 'What I do' for more information.