On this blog you will find editing tips, working from home advice, and reading recommendations for improving your writing and editing skills. What is the difference between copyediting and proofreading? When should a semicolon be used? How does one stay focused while working from home?
Please join me in an exploration of the endless intricacies of the English language and what it means to be a professional in the publishing field. After all, no matter how much we know, there is always more to learn. Whether you are a writer, an editor, or simply a lover of words, welcome.
Who Am I?
My name is Serena Manickam, and I have been a freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 2016. Although I have experience editing everything from websites to novels, I specialize in ecofiction, fantasy, Christian fiction and nonfiction, and family history. Before setting out my editing shingle, I worked as a communications administrative assistant, and I also dabbled in freelance writing for a couple years.
My desk currently sits in a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Virginia, where I live with my husband and two house rabbits. When I’m not editing, I enjoy hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, vegetable gardening, baking, and reading.