Refusing to be bored

Or … how to deal with longterm projects and avoid the temptation to Google “the top ten biscuits of 1974”.

I was at a political meeting. This constitutes a kind of date night for me and my husband. I got talking to an interesting older couple. The woman was a retired teacher. The man was an ex-fireman. They both told me some stories about their working lives. Both incredibly important jobs, and scary in their own ways. Continue reading “Refusing to be bored”

Joining In

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Joining the SfEP is an opportunity for in-house editors to have their assumptions challenged and to pierce some zombie rules right in the head

Historically, I haven’t been a joiner – though I was in Dennis the Menace’s Fan Club; and Desperate Dan’s. I refused to join the Brownies – I like to claim that it was for political reasons.

Two years ago, I joined the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). This has been the best idea I’ve had in ages. Better even than my salted caramel and banana macaron.

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