editing

First questions of a freelance business coach

 

Last week two people asked if they could pick my brain about freelance editing for book publishers. I listened to them describe their situations and tell me how they thought I could help them. Then I asked each of them a personal question: "Are you the primary earner in your household? Or is yours the supplemental income?" In other words:

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Authors who won't be edited

 

I have spent time on both sides of the editorial desk.

On the writer's side

As a writer, I have received a wide range of responses from editors.

Many times my work has been published almost without alteration. That has made my life easy, but I have felt like I was missing out on a chance to grow as a writer.

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