Working at home in comfort is the dream of millions of Americans. Many want to know how to become a freelance editor. Get paid to read? Yes, please!
Become a freelance editor
To become a freelance editor, do you have to have a degree? Must you have experience working in one of the Big Five publishing houses? No and no.
That doesn’t mean that just anyone can become a freelance editor, though. Skills are required. Which skills are required will depend on which type of editing you want to do:
- Developmental editing (also known as structural editing or content editing)
- Line editing (language and phrasing, editing at the sentence and paragraph level)
- Copy editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation—what most people think of when they say “editing”)
- Proofreading (not actually editing, but related)
Some people spend years and still don’t know what they need to know to become a freelance editor. Others just jump in without the skills they need. They give professional editors a bad name. You don’t want to be in either of those groups. There’s a far better option: a group coaching program that will help you become a freelance editor. Not only will you get the technical skills for the editing itself, but you’ll also get all the information you need to start and run your business the right way.
I’ve been editing professionally since 1992 and have been editing books since 2003. Publishing houses, independent authors, and organizations all have relied on me, and I’ve edited more than 13 million words (over 52,000 pages) since 2010 alone. I’ve already helped several people get into the editing business, and now I’m doing it in an easy-to-access group coaching program. You can have your own editing business along with all the support you need. Do it right. Whether you’ve already started your business and want some guidance or you’re brand-new to this, this program is for you.
Become a Freelance Editor Group Coaching Program
Here is a list of some of the things you’ll get:
- Four hours of live coaching calls every month
- Replays of those calls
- Access to me, including Q&A time
- Membership in The Editors’ Shire, a private group
- Technical training for the different types of editing
- Guest experts
- Business-side information and training
- Where and how to get work
- When and how to fire a bad client
- Templates for invoices, contracts, and other documents you’ll need
- Tax information (not advice), including what is usually tax deductible, which structure will benefit you the most, and how to pay less in taxes
- Other resources
All that and more for just $100/mo. To sign up, click the Subscribe button below. Get started building or improving your own editing business today.