Shop Talk Feature

coffee, tablet, laptop | via Death to the Stock Photo

I’m excited to be featured on Chicago Manual of Style’s Shop Talk this month, along with a slew of other writers and editors. We’re sharing some of our resolutions for 2015—check it out. Here’s mine:

As a freelance editor, my goal is to pick up steady work with a publishing house this year. —Kelsey M.

Any leads on how I can go about pursuing this goal? I’ve got a few ideas, but I’m all ears for any hints and ideas you might have.

The icing on the cake: I was randomly picked to win a CMOS tote bag. Yay!

Share your own goals with me in the comments!

photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Kelsey Mitchener, editor

Looking for an editor? Kelsey Mitchener Editing Services specializes in nonfiction copy editing and proofreading. Get in touch and let’s work together on your next project!

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Merry Christmas!

mini Chicago Manual of Style ornament, in progress

Merry Christmas! For the next two weeks, my husband and I will be alternating between celebration and hibernation modes, and I’m looking forward to the time off together to enjoy the holiday season. Between baking cookies, watching movies, and wrapping up the last of the presents, I’ll be doing some behind-the-scenes updates on this website and catching up on a slew of business articles I bookmarked for later (the future is now!).

The house is decked out in mistletoe and twinkle lights, and I’ve even added some holiday cheer to my editing studio with some candles, tinsel, and a tiny Christmas tree. I came across this mini style book ornament on the Chicago Manual of Style website earlier in the week and had to add it to my little tree. I love that it has a few actual pages tucked inside. I’m hoping for the real thing under my tree later this week—fingers crossed! 🙂 (Here and here are a few other things I’ve had my eye on this season. What’s on your wishlist?)

mini Chicago Manual of Style ornament

Wishing you happy holidays. Merry Christmas, friends!

Kelsey Mitchener, editor

Looking for an editor? Kelsey Mitchener Editing Services specializes in nonfiction copy editing and proofreading. Get in touch and let’s work together on your next project!