A first for me: an editing conference. The SfEP Scottish Mini Conference, held in Edinburgh. Slickly organised by Lesley Ellen of the Edinburgh branch. Continue reading “SfEP Scottish Mini Conference”
Image copyright © Micolas/Shutterstock
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.
Continue reading “Joining In”
Would these spindly little fellows make it onto our shelves? Photo © Neil Langan, Shutterstock
Hugh’s War on Waste, BBC One
It was shocking to see twenty tonnes of perfectly good parsnips – not rotten, not bruised, not damaged – thrown away because they failed to reach an ideal of perfection. If you’d grown them yourself in your allotment you’d be proudly posting pictures on Facebook. Continue reading “Waste Not”