Now that your freelance editing business is ready to take off, it’s time to learn the ins and outs of securing your very first client.
Learn more about being a freelance editor.
Hearing from a potential client is exciting, but sometimes you need more details. Here’s what you need to know about responding to cold-calls.
Though not every editing job is put under contract, even low-risk projects would benefit from outlining the details with the client.
Retreating from all the noise has become critical if we are to focus on what’s important. Editor retreats can help keep us going.
The end of the year means lots of pressure and lots of distractions. How do you meet deadlines in those sorts of conditions?
Cold-call editing pitches are nothing new. Sometimes, however, they can be cleverly disguised scams. How can you tell the two apart?
Editors don’t work out of the goodness of their hearts. Few people in this world do. We work to earn money, not as volunteers.
Workflows, and the software that drive them, are changing. Should editors work in something other than Word?
A major perk of freelancing is being able to choose your clients. When work becomes exhausting, the best choice can be to let a client go.
As practitioners, copyeditors know why editing is important. But those who would hire us sometimes need convincing.