News from the literary world, including from booksellers and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).

News from the publishing and editorial worlds.

The latest discounts I offer

See the details of reductions I offer to

  • jobseekers needing CVs, covering letters, application forms, and LinkedIn profiles proofreading
  • registered charities
  • small businesses hit by COVID-19.
CVs and covering letters proofread at a discount for unemployed jobseekers

Editorial services I have added

  • Proofreading for students (especially Chinese and other Asian): assignments, dissertations, essays, proposals, and theses
  • Proof-editing: if you want something extra than proofreading, but not a full copyedit and proofread, why not consider this option: proofreading plus light editing
  • Rewriting and paraphrasing: giving your writing a new look or voice, or reducing its length.

A new professional editing body is formed

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders became the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading on 1 March 2020, the culmination of a five-year journey.

The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (formerly SfEP) blog

For conference details and regular articles on language, punctuation, experiences of editorial freelances, writing tips, etc., visit the SfEP blog:

News on pre-Christmas 2019 book sales

Some £83.3m worth of printed books were sold in the run-up to Christmas 2019, up for a second year consecutive year.

The Bookseller

News of books and their sales
News of books and their sales

News from The Bookseller magazine.

Recent book author interviews