12 08, 2019

Accounting for UK Freelance Editors Made Easy

By | 2019-08-12T11:14:23+00:00 August 12th, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you’re more of a word-person than a numbers-person. And that can make the accounting side of running your editorial business seem daunting. I was daunted by it too – until I started using FreeAgent. FreeAgent [...]

1 05, 2019

Branding My Editorial Business: Working with a Photographer

By | 2019-05-02T09:52:17+00:00 May 1st, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

A few months ago, I hired a professional photographer to shoot some photos for my business. I’ve been running my editorial business for a good number of years now, and I was at the point I wanted to take it [...]

20 02, 2019

How to Become a Developmental Editor of Fiction

By | 2019-02-20T16:11:20+00:00 February 20th, 2019|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Developmental editors work with authors to help them improve (develop) their stories and the techniques they use to tell those stories. An author works with a developmental editor after they’ve written their novel to the best of their abilities in [...]

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|1 Comment

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|3 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 [...]