It’s been tough to figure out how best to use this blog space, so, over the past year-ish, I haven’t. However, it occurred to me recently that readers might wonder if I’m still in business because the blog is so out of date. I am! Business is going well! Some new projects I just can’t talk about. Some are still going on (two current projects began in late 2016 and will go through fall 2017). Some have been quietly added to the relevant pages here and I haven’t announced them on the blog.
Notably, the latest novel I edited was released yesterday: The Hedgewitch’s Charm (#4 in the Sitnalta series) by Alisse Lee Goldenberg. I’m fascinated by all the different parts of my life that novel editing calls on, just by chance, and for this one I broke out the books on herb lore! Also this year I’ve edited Everly (#1 in the Everly series) by Meg Bonney, which earned silver medals in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for Best Juvenile/YA Fiction and Best Debut Author, and Beautiful Secret by Dana Faletti, which won a LYRA Independent Fiction award in the Romantic Suspense category and was given honorable mention in the General Fiction categories at the San Francisco Book Festival and Paris Book Festival!
Academic and educational editing projects also continue, albeit very slowly. I’m working on at least one project that won’t be released until 2018.
I also recently took Copyediting‘s Editing for the Web Master Class and picked up the Yahoo! and Microsoft style guides. They’re a few years old, but they were recommended as solid guides that are not yet outdated (and I’ve used Microsoft’s at least once to handle a set of website navigation directions), so I’ll be interested to flip through them and see what’s still relevant in 2017.