Editor for Life: Sylvia Pollard, Freelance Book Editor and Composer

Interview conducted by Keith Goddard. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So, we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Sylvia Pollard, Freelance Book Editor and Composer

Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing

by Sharon Cozens Photo by Yasmina H on Unsplash So you’ve decided to transition from your current career to an editing one. Making a change, especially after many years in one career, can be scary, but with time, patience, and some careful planning, you can improve your chances of success and make the process less stressful.  First of … Continue reading Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing

7 Ways to Improve and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile as a Freelance Editor

by Tanya Mykhaylychenko Photo by Souvik Banerjee on Unsplash If you have a LinkedIn profile, it works for you 24/7. The more optimized and complete it is, the higher your chances of being found via searches and contacted. As the platform evolves, so should your activity on LinkedIn. Here are some ways to maintain and improve your profile … Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile as a Freelance Editor

So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 pm EST via Zoom for “So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors.” Are you unsure how to build your freelance client list? Do you have questions about the financial, clerical, and time management aspects of running your own editing business? In … Continue reading So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors

First Steps to a Freelance Editing Career: Mentors by the (Almost) Dozen

By S. Robin Larin—Launching a career as a freelance editor can be exciting, energizing, and just a little bit terrifying. So, what if you could have an experienced mentor—or 11—answer all of your questions about starting your business, developing skills, and attracting clients? Enter the “Ask an Experienced Editor” initiative by …

Editor for Life: Laurel Hyatt, Freelance Writer and Editor

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Laurel Hyatt, Freelance Writer and Editor

4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career

by Maya Berger Going freelance is no small undertaking, and it’s impossible to know everything about running your own editing business from day one. Self-employed editorial professional Maya Berger offers tips for those just starting out. 1. Your clients are not your bosses As a new freelancer, you may feel pressure to say yes to … Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career