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Celebrate the Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors and Win Prizes

How do you celebrate the launch of a book about creating an editing business?

If you’re me, you celebrate by offering editors further help in their editing businesses.

My book, The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors: How to Take Care of Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself from Start-Up to Sustainability, is out today. I can’t thank you all enough for your support and for purchasing the book. Your enthusiasm means the world to me.

To celebrate this milestone and spread the word to even more readers, I’m inviting you to participate in a fun and creative contest. Not only will you have the chance to win some fantastic prizes, but you’ll also get to connect with like-minded individuals and showcase your passion for editing.

Participate and Reap the Benefits

By joining the contest, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant community of freelance editors, gain exposure for your own editing journey, and potentially win valuable resources to help you launch and grow your freelance editing business. What’s not to love?

How to Enter

Simply post a picture on Bluesky, Instagram, or LinkedIn featuring a copy (physical or digital) of The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors. Include yourself, if you’d like, or just include the book in a creative setting. Make sure to tag me ( on Bluesky, @ecbrenner_98 on Instagram, or Erin Brenner on LinkedIn) and use the hashtag #LaunchYourEditingBiz.

Get Creative and Stand Out

Editors are a creative bunch, so we’re including a prize for “Most Creative” entry. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Show us where you’re reading the book, whether it’s in a cozy nook or a picturesque outdoor spot.
  • Create an eye-catching scene featuring the book, such as a desk with the book surrounded by red pens, style guides, and a coffee mug with a clever editing pun.
  • Photograph the book in a famous (or not-so-famous) location related to editing, publishing, or literature.
  • Showcase the book in an artistic or visually compelling way, using creative lighting, interesting angles, or incorporating elements of design and typography.
  • Incorporate a witty pun, joke, or wordplay related to editing, freelancing, or the book’s content in your post.
  • If the platform allows, create an interactive or animated photo, such as a GIF or a short video clip, showcasing the book in a creative and engaging way.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

By participating in the contest, you’ll have the chance to win one of the following:

  • Grand Prize: 1-hour free coaching session,* 1 Getting Started Kit,** and a signed bookplate for your book
  • Second Prize: 1 Getting Started Kit
  • Most Creative Post Prize: 1 Getting Started Kit
  • Third Prize (6 available): A signed bookplate and stickers

* Popular coaching session topics include exploring how to structure your editing business, resolving an existing issue within your business, exploring approaches for your website or LinkedIn profile, and reviewing your existing website or profile. Coachees complete an intake form to guide the session. For more details, check out the coaching page.

** The Getting Started Kit includes a digital copy of the companion workbook to The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors, a notebook and pen, a bookmark, and stickers. 

The contest runs from April 30 through May 20, 2024, so you have plenty of time to let your creativity shine.

No purchase is necessary to enter the contest, but if you’d like to grab a copy of the book, head over to or your favorite bookseller. Support your local bookseller by purchasing at

Please check out the official rules below.

Let’s celebrate the launch of The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors together and inspire the freelance editing community to reach new heights.

Happy posting, and best of luck to all participants!

Official Rules


1. Must be 13 years old or older to enter.

2. No purchase necessary.

3. Void where prohibited.

4. Contractors for Right Touch Editing are not eligible to win.

Contest Period

5. Contest starts Tuesday, April 30, 2024, and runs through Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT. To qualify, entries must be posted by Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

How to Enter

6. To enter, you must:

  • Follow Erin Brenner on one of the following platforms:
  • Use the hashtag #LaunchYourEditingBiz
  • Post a picture of The Chicago Guide for Freelance Editors: How to Take Care of Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself from Start-Up to Sustainability with the title legible. For digital copies, your image should include the book cover displayed on your digital device.

7. The image must be yours. Do not repost a promotional image or someone else’s image.

8. The book must be recognizable in the image, with the title clearly legible.

9. Instagram entries must be posts, not stories.

10. Post as many times as you like, but it’s one entry per person.


11. Prizes offered:

  • 1 grand prize, value estimated at $185: 1 free coaching session, a getting started kit, and a signed bookplate for your book
  • 1 second prize, value estimated at $60: 1 signed bookplate and a Getting Started Kit (digital workbook, physical notebook, stickers, and bookmark)
  • 1 prize for the most creative post, value estimated at $60: 1 signed bookplate and a Getting Started Kit
  • 6 third prizes, value estimated at $10 each: signed bookplates

Winner Selection and Notification

12. All prizes except Most Creative are drawn at random.

13. The Most Creative prize will be judged by Erin Brenner.

14. All decisions are final.

15. Odds of winning depend on the number of contest participants.

16. All winners will be announced on Thursday, May 23, on The Writing Resource blog and on Bluesky, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Winners may be announced in other Right Touch Editing promotional copy.

17. Winners will be notified by private message on the social media platform they used to enter the contest. Be sure you can receive a PM from Erin Brenner.

Prize Claim and Restrictions

18. Winners must provide the appropriate information to receive their prizes, such as a mailing address for physical items and an email address for digital items. Information will not be used for any other purpose without the winner’s permission.

19. The coaching session must be used within 6 months of winning.

20. The coaching session is non-transferable, except by permission from Erin Brenner.

General Terms

21. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Bluesky, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

22. The contest is sponsored and run by Right Touch Editing.

23. Rules may be adjusted to comply with rules and regulations and to ensure fairness to all participants.


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