6 02, 2019

I Gave Up Social Media for a Month and Here’s What Happened

By | 2019-02-06T17:02:07+00:00 February 6th, 2019|An Editor's Life, The Business of Editing|0 Comments

I’ve written before about my thoughts on social media and also how I use it in relation to my business. Social media – as both a personal and professional tool and its effect on human psychology – is a topic [...]

29 01, 2019

Your Editing Business Doesn’t Have to Conform

By | 2019-01-28T20:25:55+00:00 January 29th, 2019|The Business of Editing|2 Comments

Every now and then, I see a forum or social media post from a desperate editor. ‘Please tell me, is it really possible to earn a full-time living as a freelance editor?’ The editor has usually been working for themselves [...]

29 08, 2018

Do You Need to Understand Copy-Editing And Proofreading to Offer Developmental Editing?

By | 2018-08-29T09:38:28+00:00 August 29th, 2018|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

In a nutshell … nope! Developmental editing is very different to copy-editing and proofreading. Developmental editors help authors shape their stories (addressing things like concept, plot and structure, pacing and character development; and stylistic and technical execution, such a deciding on [...]

7 11, 2017

Editors, Your Website Doesn’t Find You Clients

By | 2017-11-08T17:31:15+00:00 November 7th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

If you want to market your editing or proofreading business, you need a website. But simply having a website isn’t enough. After all, people still need to find your website. Not linking your website to your wider marketing strategies would [...]

10 10, 2017

Don’t Let Your Ego Ruin Your Business

By | 2018-07-21T12:09:31+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Book Reviews, The Business of Editing|2 Comments

I run my own business. I employ myself – and no one else. I want my business to reflect my personality and values. To me, it’s important I connect emotionally with my clients. But I don’t want my sense of [...]

1 08, 2017

Website Copy Tips for Editorial Business Owners

By | 2017-09-05T12:32:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Even though we work with words, why is it so difficult to nail the copy on our websites? As editorial business owners, it’s literally our job to help others write with precision and clarity … but writing for ourselves is [...]