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Liz Dec 2013 bHello! I’m Liz and I’m an editor, transcriber, reader, reviewer, writer and runner. I like reading literary fiction and non-fiction, travel and biography.

How did this blog start off? I became a full-time editor, writer, transcriber and localiser in January 2012; I’ve run my company, Libroediting, since August 2009 and I took the plunge into full-time self-employment at the end of 2011. This blog started off being about my adventures, experiences and feelings doing just that. If you’d like more information about Libro, please click here for the website and here for the blog.

Since I went full time with Libro, my life has opened up again to being more than just about work, work, work. Hooray! I’ve tried to read more, I wrote a book about lowering your cholesterol, I’ve gone on to write several more books about running a business, and I’ve been able to get on with my research project on the author, Iris Murdoch. So as not to have a million blogs littering the Web, I’ll be including book reviews, posts about my anti-cholesterol regime and about my research project on this blog, too. Use these links or the category cloud on the right to pick your way through the subjects I’ve got on offer for you!

My books

Page about the Iris Murdoch project

Blog posts about the Iris Murdoch project

Page about reducing your cholesterol naturally

Blog posts about reducing your cholesterol naturally

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A quick note … « LibroEditing proofreading, editing, writing
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 17:08:46

  2. Tim
    May 09, 2020 @ 19:34:51

    Hi Liz, I’m really pleased to find your blog, as I have treasured Iris Murdoch novels for 25 years (my eldest is named after her). I am a slow reader and have not read them all. I have just finished An Accidental Man and am in mourning, but I have a few more waiting on my shelves. I never read reviews or criticism until afterwards, so my enjoyment of reading is pure and untainted. I am delighted to have found someone online who I can turn to who seems to echo my appreciation. Also, I read that you first encountered Iris at 14, so I now hope to ensnare my 14-year-old Iris! But which novel to entice her with? Which was your first? Mine was The Sea, The Sea at 26 years old.

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    • Liz Dexter
      May 10, 2020 @ 09:39:57

      Thank you for visiting the blog and for your comment. To answer your question, my first IM was “A Severed Head” and I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that as it’s a bit of an odd one! Well, they’re all odd. Maybe “The Bell” or “The Sandcastle” as a starter? You should find the individual reviews under the Iris Murdoch readalong heading – do comment on those as you read them, as they’re there for discussion forever! And I hope you enjoy the few you have left to go.

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      • Tim Rawsthorne
        May 25, 2020 @ 13:21:53

        Hi Liz, As someone who knows her stuff: if Murdoch is your favourite author, who is your second favourite? Of course I can reread, but I am dreading having completed them all, and would like to have a backup.

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        • Liz Dexter
          May 25, 2020 @ 18:14:10

          Thank you for your comment, and welcome to my blog! That’s a hard question – I do have other authors I love but I also LOVE re-reading Murdoch, she stands up very well to a chronological read. I love George Eliot, who is probably closest to hear in terms of the teeming worlds she creates, Anne Tyler, Thomas Hardy and Larry McMurtry for something a bit different. I read a lot of mid-century women’s writing, too. But really IM stands on her own!

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