Is it your dream to read and critique books all day? Would you love to help authors bring their books to life? If this sound like the dream role for you, then perhaps you should consider becoming a book editor. But how do you become a book editor? What skills and knowledge do you need? … More So, You Want to Be a Book Editor?
You might have the perfect date or partner for Valentine’s day, but how do you find the perfect editor for you? As an author looking for an editor, where do you look? After all, there’s no Tinder or Bumble for editors! The process is actually not that different to searching for the love of your … More Where Can I Find the Best Editor for Me?
Do you dream of eliminating typos from your favourite books or magazines? Do you find yourself spotting errors in adverts, menus, and billboards? If so, being a proofreader might just be your ideal job! But what does it take to become a proofreader? Do you need a degree? And how do you start on the … More So, You Want to Be a Proofreader?
So, you’ve written a book, blog post, article, or essay, and now you need an editor or perhaps a proofreader. But how do you know who to choose? With the plethora of editors and freelancers out there, how do you know who the best freelancer is for you? Here at The Book Shelf, we know … More How to Choose an Editor or Proofreader
As a nonfiction book editor, I’m often asked whether it’s possible to publish a book as a non-native speaker or writer, and my answer is always of course you can! In fact, as a freelance editor I work with non-native authors fairly often, and when I worked in-house for a book publisher, around half of … More Can I Publish a Book as a Non-Native Writer?