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 [...]

12 07, 2017

Do Freelance Editors NEED a Website?

By | 2017-09-05T12:33:57+00:00 July 12th, 2017|The Business of Editing|1 Comment

As a freelance editor, do you absolutely need to have a website? The short answer is no. Yet I’m going to argue why every editorial business owner should have a website, because there are a lot of awesome benefits to be had. When [...]

20 06, 2017

5 Reasons You SHOULDN’T Offer Developmental Fiction Editing

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:44+00:00 June 20th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

So, you’re an editorial professional who’s decided you’d like to dip your toe into developmental fiction editing. (See: What is Developmental Editing?) It sounds like a fun and rewarding service to be able to offer your clients, right? But you’re [...]

13 06, 2017

How to Deal with Clients Who Won’t Pay What Your Service is Worth

By | 2017-09-05T12:34:51+00:00 June 13th, 2017|The Business of Editing|3 Comments

I'm sure you've been in this situation before. You're in conversation with a potential client, but when you start talking about fees it quickly becomes apparent that they don't want to pay (or they don't have the budget for) what your service is worth. Where [...]

1 06, 2017

Editors on Twitter: You’re Doing It Wrong!

By | 2017-09-05T13:20:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

Over the past few days, I've been searching for more editors to connect with on Twitter. And I've been pretty shocked at what I've seen. If you're an editorial professional who uses (or would like to use) Twitter, let me share [...]

18 04, 2017

5 Mistakes I Made When I Started My Fiction Editing Business

By | 2017-09-05T14:01:39+00:00 April 18th, 2017|The Business of Editing|9 Comments

Starting your own editing business can be scary. You have no colleagues to turn to for advice, no managers to steer you in the right direction. Instead, you end up feeling your way in the dark. Or at least, that’s how [...]