Manuscript submission dates – Simon & Schuster UK #DigitalOriginals

April 1st, 2020 by Jane Turner

Simon & Schuster UK have just dropped their manuscript submission dates for their #DigitalOriginals programme on Twitter!   Head on over to their Twitter for more info.  (wonders if she can get a SciFi book written before October 15…) And before you submit – consider getting a copy edit from yours truly! I’ll even give you […]

Oxford Dictionary cleaning up sexist language

March 9th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Brilliant news today – The OED are cleaning up sexist language! The Oxford English Dictionary, or OED, that bible and bastion of all things British English, has begun looking into their sample sentences for sexist language. YAY! No more nagging wives or rabid feminists!  Can I have a cheer?! via GIPHY   The Guardian reports, […]

How to increase your vocabulary

March 6th, 2020 by Jane Turner

People constantly ask me how to increase their vocabulary. Why me? In case you didn’t realise, I’m a bit of a wordsmith. I have a substantial vocabulary and I know a lot about words. So in this post I wanted to talk about vocabulary and idiolect. Your vocabulary and idiolect tell people who you are […]

Why I do what I do : a little backstory

February 21st, 2020 by Jane Turner

I am a reader. That’s me in a nutshell, I read. A LOT. I’m a Bibliophile. Bibliophilic, even.* I’ve always read.  One of my earliest memories is sitting on the steps of my kindergarten classroom, age 4, reading an Enid Blyton novel (Folk of the Faraway Tree, classic!). I’m so incredibly thankful to my parents […]

A little history..

February 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Did you know, the terms Upper case and Lower case came from the original printing process? Upper case letters were physically located in the top of the storage box, Lower case in the bottom. Printing was a laborious process, whereby each individual letter had to be carefully placed in a template frame, complete with ‘spacers’ […]

Hello world!

January 15th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Welcome to the home of 33 South Textworks, helping more than words. New year, new business, new site – new hair colour! This is my first official foray as a freelancer and it’s as nerve-wrackingly exciting as everyone says. I can’t believe I’m finally doing something I’ve dreamed about for so long. Please do explore […]

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