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Hi everyone,
I saw the tarvalon post on Mastodon yesterday and am so glad I did because I didn't know this place existed! I'm a copy editor and ghost writer from Oxfordshire in England, and am currently embarking on a Wheel Of Time reread as it's been a long, long time since I first read them - and I never got to the Sanderson ones so I'm hoping to go all the way through this time around. It's been so long since I last read the series it feels almost new as well as comfortingly familiar, if that makes sense. For me it's the perfect escape from the real world just now.

Really looking forward to getting to know you guys ☺️ Thanks for letting me join!
 
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Hi everyone,
I saw the tarvalon post on Mastodon yesterday and am so glad I did because I didn't know this place existed! I'm a copy editor and ghost writer from Oxfordshire in England, and am currently embarking on a Wheel Of Time reread as it's been a long, long time since I first read them - and I never got to the Sanderson ones so I'm hoping to go all the way through this time around. It's been so long since I last read the series it feels almost new as well as comfortingly familiar, if that makes sense. For me it's the perfect escape from the real world just now.

Really looking forward to getting to know you guys ☺️ Thanks for letting me join!
Welcome!!

How'd you get into copy editing and ghost writing, if you don't mind me asking? I really wanted to become an editor for my career, but wasn't willing to move to make it happen. So I'm always curious about others' journeys!

Is there a portion of Wheel of Time you're most looking forward to re-reading??
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :joy:
 
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Welcome!!

How'd you get into copy editing and ghost writing, if you don't mind me asking? I really wanted to become an editor for my career, but wasn't willing to move to make it happen. So I'm always curious about others' journeys!

Is there a portion of Wheel of Time you're most looking forward to re-reading??
Hi, I don't mind at all! I was a programmer by day but I used to review books for a couple of SFF publishers at night, and after finding quite a few errors in ARCs over the years got hired as a proofreader, and from there worked my way up to copy-editor 🙂 I've only been Ghostwriting for a couple of months, but one of my authors asked me to write a spin-off series for them. It's been a journey!

I'm honestly looking forward to absolutely everything about the reread, but particularly incorporating the new audiobooks in (I listen to a chapter while I walk the dog every morning) and of course finally reading the Sandersons too ❤️

Thanks for the welcome!
 

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Hi, I don't mind at all! I was a programmer by day but I used to review books for a couple of SFF publishers at night, and after finding quite a few errors in ARCs over the years got hired as a proofreader, and from there worked my way up to copy-editor 🙂 I've only been Ghostwriting for a couple of months, but one of my authors asked me to write a spin-off series for them. It's been a journey!

I'm honestly looking forward to absolutely everything about the reread, but particularly incorporating the new audiobooks in (I listen to a chapter while I walk the dog every morning) and of course finally reading the Sandersons too ❤️

Thanks for the welcome!
That's so cool!! Good to know there's still hope for me after all, and alternative paths into a career that I'd love to get into some day. I'm currently editing a book for a friend and have a few other editing projects in the wings, as well as slowly but surely writing my own novel. So hopefully some day it'll happen.

But in the meantime color me very jealous of your job! :laugh:
 
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That's so cool!! Good to know there's still hope for me after all, and alternative paths into a career that I'd love to get into some day. I'm currently editing a book for a friend and have a few other editing projects in the wings, as well as slowly but surely writing my own novel. So hopefully some day it'll happen.

But in the meantime color me very jealous of your job! :laugh:
That sounds great! Best of luck, and let me know if I can ever help in any way 👍
 

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YAY welcome!!! So glad to have you!
 

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Welcome home! Glad to have you hear; I'll see you over at the City Hall Cafe; their are always serving up good things there!!
 
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