Stages of Learning

When you’re first learning how to edit, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the learning curve and to wonder when it would be realistic to start charging for your services. The answer is at Stage #3.

  1. You don’t know what you don’t know. (Unconscious incompetence)
  2. You know you don’t know stuff. (Conscious incompetence)
  3. You know stuff. (Conscious competence)
  4. You do stuff. (Unconscious competence)

If you’re not sure what level you’re at, you’re at level 1.

Or, possibly, level 4.

More from Club Ed

New! Seminar in Conflict (for fiction DEs)! For information on this and other classes (including self-paced), click here.

Join the (free) forum to talk about developmental editing. This is where Club Ed book club and the SFF book club are being hosted, too. (Where we talk about published books from a developmental editing perspective.) Just send an email with your full name and preferred email address to ResortDirector@ClubEdFreelancers.com, and she’ll register you.

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Plus: The Club Ed Guide to Starting and Running a Profitable Freelance Editing Business is now available!