Well, at last, the work has started flowing again. This week it was the guidebook for Biddulph, a National Trust Victorian garden near Stoke on Trent. This has been a copy-edit job which has involved, among other things, composing some of the headings for double page spreads.
One has to be careful about the composition of headings. It is easy to get carried away with the possibilities of alliteration: Dazzling Dahlias, Polychrome Parterres, Rampant Roses, Tortuous Topia
Oh the trials of waiting for freelance work to come in! One, of course, wishes to give the world the impression that your working day is chockfull of projects and that one is in such demand that ‘everyone must wait their turn’. The reality is that there are frequent ‘longueurs’ when no work comes in at all, followed by frantic periods when three projects land in your Inbox at the same time.
I have always admired people who start up a small shop or indeed any small enterpri