The best part about running your own freelance editing business is that you (most likely) truly love the work that you do. More than that, you are passionate about language, writing, or anything closely related to copyediting. The Writing Resource—Right Touch Editing’s weekly blog—allows me to step beyond my freelance editing projects and explore relevant topics in editing, language, writing and more and share them with readers in digestible ways. Join me on this reflection of The Writing Resource’s top five posts of 2023. Enjoy sneak peeks at my new book (coming in 2024), an editor’s relationship with social media, the need for an editing code of ethics and more!
- Sneak Peek: The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors, Part I
One of the highlights of this year was finally setting a date for the publication of my new book, The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors: How to Take Care of Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself from Start-Up to Sustainability. This blog post offered the first sneak peek at the book, featuring advice on how to get your freelance editing business started. Check it out here.
- The Editor’s Social Media: Adjusting to Change
These days, maintaining a social media presence is an invaluable way to network and market your business, however, it can be overwhelming and exhausting to navigate. This blog shares advice on how to change your social media usage and preferences for both business and personal interests. Read it here.
- Ending the Tug of War Over Parallelism
The ambiguity of language often sparks arguments amongst experts, with one of the more popular being how and when to use parallelism. In this blog, a little research and a lesson in grammar helps to end this age-old debate. Learn more here.
- Sneak Peek: The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors, Part II
In the second exclusive excerpt from my new book, The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors: How to Take Care of Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself from Start-Up to Sustainability, you can learn the basics of building an effective website that supports your business goals. Find out more here.
- Do Editors Need a Code of Ethics?
There is currently no established code of ethics for all editors to follow, which often results in cases of confusion, disagreements, or lengthy debates. Thankfully, the editing community frequently shares support and, importantly, resources. This blog post shares several helpful resources that can help you create your own standards to abide by. Create your own code of ethics here.
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