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Why I love the Society for Editors and Proofreaders

As the romance of Valentine’s Day fades into the past and I attempt to retrieve the last remaining crumbs of chocolate from my box of Thornton’s, I realise it’s very nearly time to renew my vows to the Society for

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8 ideas for taking a break in 2018

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are looking forward to some time away from our desks. It’s also a time when we have to rush to meet those end-of-year deadlines, so in the run-up to the holidays it

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Getting into proofreading – making the most of your transferable skills

When writing my Spotlight entry for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) website, one of the questions I was asked was ‘What advice do you have for people starting out on an editorial career?’ Meeting new and established editors

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Desk bikes – the Tour de Your House

Last Wednesday was National Fitness Day in the UK. Keeping fit’s a doddle if you work from home, isn’t it? You start the day with yoga. Go swimming at lunchtime. On sunny days you put down your pen (or keyboard)

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