I’ve been reading a lot of information in various networking groups I belong to, about the value of blogging regularly to keep in touch with clients and colleagues, spread the word about your services, etc. So I’ve decided to try to update the Libro blog at least twice a month.
Which is 26 topics I need to think of.
So, kind readers – why not suggest something (polite!) I could write a blog post about? Maybe a tricky point of grammar, my favourite punctuation mark, what I actually do day-to-day… please do add a comment and I’ll take inspiration from you!
Also, look out for guest posts by my friends, associates and clients! If you’d like to contribute a guest post yourself, please get in touch. The post will need to be on a topic vaguely related to what I do, or business in general, and I’ll probably run my proof-reader’s eye over it before I publish it, but you’re welcome to make a suggestion and have a go, even if you’ve never blogged before!
January 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm
I’d like to see a blogpost on the use of the semicolon and maybe one on the overuse (or under) of capitals.
Good luck with your blogging efforts Liz!
January 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Thanks Laura – so you’d like some guidelines on these two (do you mean using capitals for emphasis, some people do?) Certainly an interesting idea for a series of posts – thank you!
January 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Maybe a ‘Day in the Life’ type entry which would be of interest to other people who work at home and also show the range of stuff you do, and how well-organised you are! 🙂
January 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm
If you think people would like to see this then yes, I can do that – although it might have to be a week to encapsulate all my different tasks. Will keep a diary one week and do this, thanks!
January 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Hi Liz! Building on Jen’s ‘day in the life’ idea, I think you could develop a good wee series covering various aspects of working from home / setting up a business / marketing yourself in your niche / time management / customer service / maintaining a balance etc etc etc. You’ve got a HUGE array of really valuable skills and information that you could pass on. You could also offer tips and advice on grammar etc, how to make a piece of writing compelling, some of the ‘best and worst’ that you’ve come across (mentioning no names to protect the innocent, of course!), common mistakes and how people can void them…that sort of thing. Good luck!!
January 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Hi Anna – that’s a good idea, thank you. So a thread on writing skills and one on working from home/ small business skills; that would work! I probably won’t do a best and worst as I would never want my clients to think I was mocking them or using them as examples; we all make a few howlers now and then… but common mistakes is a good one. Thank you!
January 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm
Ah yes – particularly if some of the ‘howlers’ are mine !!
January 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Hi Liz. I’d like to know your thoughts on why correct spelling/grammar/punctuation should still be considered important these days.
January 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Good question and I’ll have a think about it and cover it in a post soon!
January 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm
How about one or more entries about what proof reading actually is? Where does the author stop and the proof reader start? And how is it different to the editor’s job?
Is there any point where you call it a day, e.g. the grammer and spelling needs so much work that you advise the writer to go away and overhaul the whole thing before resubmitting?
Americaised spelling – to “U” or not to “U”?
January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm
All good points – thank you. I have done one about calling it a day, actually – you can find it here – but one about what one does would probably be useful and interesting. You’d be surprised which “Americanisms” actually aren’t, e.g. there are words we spell with a z that you might not expect.
January 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm
It’s good to see that Libro Editing is flourishing. I’ve just put a link to your new-look Libro website (it looks great – much clearer than your previous format)
My latest post provided a natural opportunity for mentioning your efficient editing ! http://www.christinecoleman.net/bruce-inspired/