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On Reading for an Agency

On Reading for an Agency

Norah Myers is known on BookMachine for her blog posts about being an Editorial Assistant. This week she is back with some advice on Reading for an Agency. Norah studied publishing in London at City University and worked for Picador and Bloomsbury before returning to Canada. She worked for a boutique literary agency before moving […]

6 questions for Wendy Toole of the SfEP [INTERVIEW]

The SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) was founded in 1988 and since then has nurtured and encouraged copy-editors and proofreaders both in and new to the industry. With the increase in digital self-publishing and national entrepreneurial spirit, chair Wendy Toole talks to us about the advantages of being part of SfEP and its place in […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On the digital front this week, there were Nine truths about e-book publishing, 5 Career Tips to Survive Publishing’s Digital Shift?, and there was good news for comic fans as Aquafadas Offers Self-Publishers Digital Publishing Tools for graphic novels. But with the cascade of new epublishing tools, it’s best to remember the  Tortured Language – […]

Making time for face-time

Helen Stevens, Marketing and PR Director for the Society for Editors and proofreaders (SfEP), talks about communication. Despite many of us being able to work from home, nothing beats face-to-face interaction, and one of the aims of the SfEP is to facilitate that. With instant communication available at the touch of a button – wherever […]