Grabcopy - bit random i know - but how did you get into copyediting/writing?
I was a journalist down The Smoke. Then I was a copywriter for Marconi cos I wanted to be more creative. Then I thought I was going to be made redundant, so I became an editor for an appalling company in Cheshire who actually did make me redundant, six weeks after my little boy was born. So then I went freelance as a copywriter and it's just fab. I've had my garage converted into an office. I potter downstairs, think about starting some work around 9.30-9.45, do an hour, watch some tennis, do another hour, play with the cats, have a sandwich, do a few hours in the afternoon, pick the kids up from school and take them to their tennis lessons (oh yes!). There's no office politics, no commuting, no appraisals, no funny looks for coming in at 9.05am, no having to socialise with people you despise... and I earn about 2.5x what I did in my last job.
Care to find fault with that?