Unpublished Sassoon Poetry Discovered

By | November 11th, 2011|poetry, sassoon|

An amazing literary discovery has been found in Cambridge University Library. The find was a haul of previously unpublished writing by the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon.Seven short poems by the Clare College alumnus, written in the trenches in 1916, were discovered in one of the poet’s diaries, stored in the library as part [...]

Sir Peter is ‘Booked’

By | November 9th, 2011|Booker, editing, manuscript|

 The former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, has just been announced as the head of the jury for the Man Booker Prize 2012. The literary expert is the current editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and is reportedly looking forward to adjudicating the prize "within its great traditions".The award which boasts a £50,000 [...]

Is the demise of pen and paper a bad thing?

By | November 7th, 2011|creative, editing, errors, proofreading, spellcheck, writing|

The New York Review of Books recently wrote an interesting blog on the subject of the diminishing use of the traditional pen and paper. The thought provoking piece reminded me of the beauty of seeing handwritten words; letters formed with patience, care and attention to detail. An attention to detail that is far too often [...]

Welcome to JMD Editorial and Writing Services

By | November 5th, 2011|copywriting, dissertation, editing, editorial, JMD, manuscript, proof, proofreading, writing|

Welcome to the first blog post for JMD Writing and Editorial Services. I suppose I should start by providing you with a brief introduction to the company, which was established in 2011 to help clients see the written word achieve objectives, whether that’s securing business, achieving grades or getting published. Offering proofreading, copywriting, copy editing, ghost writing [...]