Freelance editing is what I am made to do!
My focus is now on freelance editing instead of freelance writing.
Do you think you’re made for editing instead of writing?
I have always loved words and I have always loved writing.
When I first started blogging and got an offer to write an article a month for Dear Blogger, I decided to try my hand at freelance writing. This was all before Wording Well was born… back in 2013.
When I founded Wording Well in 2014, I started out offering only freelance writing services. It wasn’t until later that I began offering editing services. Looking back, I realize that I should’ve had my focus on freelance editing all along. It’s what I love to do most of all!
Is freelance editing “your thing”?
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There are so many awesome things about being an editor. These are 12 benefits of being a freelance editor that I get to enjoy EVERY DAY.
How I Built Up My Freelance Editing Reputation
I used to get free books from authors I met online in exchange for my promise to write a book review for them.
I did this for many authors. Most of them were relatively unknown… but I really lucked out when the famous author, Lisa Jackson, saw that blog post, sent me a Tweet, and then took me up on this offer!
I was thrilled when she sent me an autographed book because she has been one of my favorite authors for years!
While reading books published by authors I met online, I noticed that many of them didn’t have a good editor. I ended up editing their books for them!
At first, I did this for free. This is how I started to build my reputation as an editor. (Remember, I was an unknown editor back then!)
Why I Began to Diversify My Services to Focus on Freelance Editing
After editing for free for a while, I realized two things:
1: It takes a lot of time to edit a novel. (It takes longer to edit a novel than reading it does!)
2: My time was valuable. Read More