Author Archives: The Proof Angel

About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.

Selling to your local book shop

Have you got your eye on selling to your local book shop? Don’t just assume that because you are a local, don’t assume that they will want to stock your book.  You are more likely to be successful if you … Continue reading

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Best writing advice of 2018?

While we are still in the mood for summaries of the year, here is one that might help your good intentions. The Alliance Of Independent Authors’ best writing advice for 2018. Visit my websites via the links at the top of … Continue reading

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Have you been writing a short story over the holiday?

Well, if you have, you are in pole position for entering one of these competitions. Especially if yours revolves around food and drink, in which case it might qualify for the one that closes on 7th January. But the deadlines … Continue reading

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Does your book need a map

Lots of books benefit from having a map. And if you have ever had a go, you will know that it isn’t as easy as you think. It is all very well deciding you need help, but where do you … Continue reading

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27 writing competitions to enter before the end of 2018

As if things aren’t busy enough in December, here are 27 writing competitions to enter before the end of the year Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Self publishing large print books

Self publishing is all very well if you just want to produce a basic book. But if you want to make your work more widely available, you need to explore more channels. I’ve seen several posts about how to produce … Continue reading

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Book marketing time

Most authors don’t like marketing. But the sad truth is that if you aren’t going to do any marketing, there wasn’t much point in going through the trouble and expense of getting published. So here are some posts to help … Continue reading

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The origins of English place names

I’ve always been fascinated by place names. Annoyingly, I’m not very good at remembering the information. When I lived in North Yorkshire, there were many pairs of places that did not quite join up with each other. I lived in … Continue reading

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Support the campaign to axe VAT on digital publications

Publishers’ Licensing Services are running a campaign to modernise the law which charges VAT on electronic books. Even though the budget is over for this time, it is still worth making the point. There are many reasons why this tax … Continue reading

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Why do we say tiptoe?

There are some interesting linguistic meanderings in this debate. Why do we say tiptoe, not toetip? Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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