Over time, a misconception seems to have arisen that the word count for any book should be 80,000 words. This assumed word count most likely came from the traditional publishing world, and largely related to novels. But the ideal word count for a nonfiction book is different to that of a novel. In the modern… Continue reading How Long Should a Nonfiction Book Be? Top Tips on Nonfiction Word Count
We’ve all heard the saying “Everyone has one good book in them” or some variation. In fact, the original quote was by journalist Christopher Hitchens, who stated, “Everyone has a book in them and that, in most cases, is where it should stay.” Hitchens was presumably talking about novels. Indeed, many people struggle to envisage… Continue reading How to Write a Nonfiction Book: 10 Simple Steps
Well, that’s what Shakespeare might be asking if he was still alive. Indeed, it is the question on many a budding author’s lips. As a freelance book editor, authors I work with often ask the question: should I self-publish or look for a traditional publisher? The simple answer is that it depends on who you… Continue reading To Publish or Self-Publish, That Is the Question…
Whether you’re struggling to find a job or are hoping to escape an existing one, freelancing offers another way of working. While freelancing isn’t for everyone, it can offer the opportunity to manage your own workload, work from home, and control your hours. If you’re not sure whether freelancing is for you, check out my guide… Continue reading Top Tips: 10 Steps to Start Freelancing
Since its creation in Dec 2002, LinkedIn has grown exponentially. In April 2016, an estimated 6.5 million jobs were available on LinkedIn, with 94% of employers using LinkedIn to “vet” candidates. These stats alone make it abundantly clear why you need a strong LinkedIn profile as well as a selling CV! But for many people,… Continue reading What’s the Difference between My LinkedIn Profile and My CV?
In a time of economic recession, jobs are hard to find and competition for vacancies is fierce. So an increasing number of people are turning to freelancing as a way to earn money and resolve any employment gaps in their CV, with approximately 1.4 million freelancers in the UK. It sounds great—work when you want… Continue reading Top Tips: The Realities of Full-time Freelancing
On 24th June 2016, a date that will no doubt go down in the history of British politics as one of the most shocking days, the UK (well, England more specifically) voted to leave the EU in a referendum that saw the country split and severed—48.1% to 51.9%. Like most of the younger generation in… Continue reading Post-Brexit: How Can We as Individuals Make Our Society Better?