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”?
If you want to become a freelance editor, let me know. Send me an email and tell me if you would be interested in receiving special instructions on how to do this. (Visit my Contact page to obtain my email address.)
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 from 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