Posted on August 25, 2015
This has been a pretty exciting month! First, there was my birthday, and one of my friends gave me some bookish presents, because she knows me well! She gave me The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson and this awesome ‘Book Nerd’ tote bag which I will probably use constantly.
The second announcement is that my life is about to change pretty dramatically. I have left my day job to set up as a full-time freelance proofreader, copyeditor and copywriter! I’ve been freelancing for several years – working with students, novelists and self-published writers – but now I am stepping up my efforts, taking it full-time and becoming my own boss. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. So if you need your dissertation proofread, your novel edited, or just someone to pass an editorial eye over something you have written, you can find my super-professional business details here!
Anyway, as you can imagine I’ve been pretty wired with excitement recently, so I’ve been watching BookTube videos to calm myself down. BookTube is a YouTube community made up of fabulous people who make content all about books – if you haven’t discovered it yet, there couldn’t be a better time to get started, because they’ve just announced the five official Man Booker vloggers. These lucky so and sos have been sent every book on the Man Booker longlist and will be making loads of videos about them and all things Man Booker. Here are the 5 vloggers to get you started:
- Jen Campbell (jenvcampbell)
- Leena (justkissmyfrog)
- Jean (bookishthoughts)
- Lauren (readsanddaydreams)
- Ariel (arielbissett)
Finally, sticking with BookTube, the theme for 50ayear next month will be: tags. I’ll be tracking down the funniest/most interesting tags out there and answering lots of bookish questions.
Enjoy the rest of your August (and let me know if you need an editor)!