Writing

How Long Does It Take to Get a Book Edited and Published?

As a book editor, I often get approached by authors who have just finished writing their book and now need an editor. They’re usually delighted to have finished writing and think the hard work is over, and that their book will be published in a few weeks. What many authors fail to factor in is… Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Get a Book Edited and Published?

Writing

How Long Should a Nonfiction Book Be? Top Tips on Nonfiction Word Count

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

Writing

How to Write a Nonfiction Book: 10 Simple Steps

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

Writing

To Publish or Self-Publish, That Is the Question…

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…

Employment

Top Tips: 10 Steps to Start Freelancing

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

Employment

What’s the Difference between My LinkedIn Profile and My CV?

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?

Employment

Top Tips: The Realities of Full-time Freelancing

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