Resource for historical writers: The Historical Thesaurus of English

November 5th, 2020 by Jane Turner

How did I come across this resource for historical writers? This week I’ve been attending the annual conference for the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (of which I’m a member). It was an amazing online event, with people from all over the world participating, and my brain is buzzing from all the ideas I’ve […]

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’ […]

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