Craft · publishing

Deciphering Copyediting Markup

Recently, I’ve encountered a few writer friends having small panic attacks because they’ve received notes from their editors that contain copyediting markup. You know, the weird symbols that editors scrawl in pen or pencil above your nice typed lines, or in the margins. As it happens, these are not arcane symbols, or their version of… Continue reading Deciphering Copyediting Markup


Writing with depression & anxiety: a field guide

I’m a writer with anxiety and depression, and I know I’m not alone. I think writing calls to many of us with these conditions. For me, the call began during a childhood spent reading for escapism from the institutionalised torment of compulsory education. To clarify, I loved getting good grades and earning teachers’ praise—I just… Continue reading Writing with depression & anxiety: a field guide