Category Archives: Editing

What’s a copy-editor? What do they do? Why do we need them?

This is an interview with Robert Doran, copy-editor extraordinaire and all-round good bloke.  You’ll find him at Robert Edits. Robert, if you were profiling a copy-editor, what characteristics would they have? A degree of humility is essential. You must be able … Continue reading

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The Stinging Fly

The latest issue of the Stinging Fly – Issue 27 – has arrived, with fiction guest-edited by Nuala Ní Chonchúir. There’s a substantial section devoted to flash fiction.  In her intro Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about the terminology: ‘flash’ fiction versus … Continue reading

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Is That The Best You Can Do?

For people who were infuriated by the last post (Is Writing Work?) – those of you left wondering Yes, yes, but … how do you do all that? – I’ll be giving a workshop in the Irish Writers’ Centre on … Continue reading

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