Happy Christmas / Season’s Greetings / Happy Holidays / Happy Solstice etc., etc.
2010 has been a great year for Libro – I started in August 2009 but things only really took off in April when I was able to devote more time to marketing myself, and gained some long-term repeat customers. Since then I’ve worked on dissertations on supply chain management, theses about Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Taiwan, on religion, economics, typography and the EU, among other things. I’ve helped with websites on sustainable nappies, falafels and accountancy, copy-edited a couple of novels and some books about religion and politics, and several editions of a yacht club magazine, proof-read a Bible concordance and index and a few tenders for business contracts, typed up 80 pages of someone’s handwritten notes and transcribed hours of journalists’ interviews. I love the variety of tasks and subjects, the fact that I’ve learned so much about so many different topics, and meeting (or “meeting”) lovely clients from around the world.
2011 will hopefully be just as interesting and varied. I’ve arranged to go part-time at my day job, allowing me to devote more time to Libro and to claim back a bit of time for myself too. This should mean I can be more flexible and react just as quickly when projects come in, and take on more projects. I’ve already got some blog posts, newsletters, magazines and theses scheduled in for the New Year…
Thank you to all my clients and friends for their support in this first full year of Libro. Thanks to my friends, who’ve put up with me rearranging things or dashing home to sort out someone’s contents page, or staring at my emails on my phone when I should be enjoying my cuppa! And huge thanks to Matthew, IT support, proof-reading widower and pillar of strength.
I’m having a little “office party” today (Wednesday 22 December) to celebrate Libro, my clients and friends, and to look forward to a happy and successful 2011 for everyone. Do join me on Twitter or Facebook today!