Thursday, September 8, 2011

Looking toward the future

We all end up standing before a crossroads from time to time. That's life. Sometimes the shoes we're wearing don't fit so nicely anymore and it's time to find a new pair, or at least begin wearing in a new pair.

Three years ago, after I sold my first novel, I never dreamed that I would discover one thing I love as much (if not more) than writing my own novels--editing fiction--something for which many years in the media industry have prepared me.

I know there aren't a helluva lot of folks out there who wear both editor and author hat, but I gain so much satisfaction out of my authors' reviews as I do my own.

While I will still continue in my work as content/acquisitions editor at Lyrical Press, I have also started the process of setting up my own editing business.

The reason? I don't see myself holding my current day job--as that of a newspaper sub-editor--forever. Too much is shifting in the world of print media and, to be quite frank, if I don't branch out, I'll be sitting without a salary sooner rather than later.

The publishing industry is in a state of flux at the moment, especially print media. I've got a toehold in digital publishing and I intend to eventually make that jump to doing what I love full-time: writing and editing fiction.

Granted, I still need a roof over my head, so I'm not jumping ship until I know I can support myself, but this is my official heads up to let authors know that my services as fiction editor are available.

For those of you who're on Facebook, I have a page I've recently started, where I'll share some of my authors' releases, successes and reviews, as well as editing tips and resources I encounter in my daily trawls that I reckon are useful.

So, without further ado, here's the Creepy Green Editor. Do stop by and like the page. And if you'd like to chat to me about editing or manuscript assessments, feel free to message me or mail me at nerinedorman (at) gmail (dot) com


  1. You're top of my "Editors I Want To Work With" list.

  2. I think it's a good move. One needs to be flexible in this economy and seeking or creating new opportunities is a way to do it. Best of luck!