Today, I received my membership to the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the mail, which was quite exciting. Things are moving along well, and launch around March seems perfectly reasonable and achievable.
I felt it worthy of note to blog about this membership as it is appropriate and also symbolic of why I am here. Sharp Writing exists to help create good written work. It accepts that no one is perfect, that no one can do it all themselves. It is my hope that people visit this site looking for a bit of support with their writing and it is something I can give. We all need a second pair of eyes sometimes. That being the case, it would be extremely arrogant of me to assume that I can go it alone without a second pair of eyes and still be my best. That is where the society comes in. I joined because they have a platform to promote my service, but also because it is a peer network and there are training courses. I have a good critical eye. I deliver a good critique. I am good at what I do, however, I am only human. So, I seek out the training in the firm hopes that I will be better at all of this than I was yesterday.
If you want more information on the Society of Editors & Proofreaders, you can find it HERE.