Make Money Fast as a Freelance Book Editor
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Make Money Fast as a Freelance Book Editor

Do you need to figure out how to make money fast as a freelance book editor? It happens to all of us from time to time: work slows down, and we need to generate quick income. Note that this is not a blog post about how to start your business as a freelance book editor…

Differences in Working for Indie Authors and Publisher Clients
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Differences in Working for Indie Authors and Publisher Clients

I think it’s important for editors to understand the differences in editing for indie authors and publisher clients in order to make a thoughtful decision on which type of cient to pursie, or perhaps to attain both types of clients. Here are some of the most helpful tips I’ve gathered in my experience to help…

Finding Clients as a Newer Editor
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Finding Clients as a Newer Editor

What are the secrets to finding clients as a newer editor? Here is my top tip and a few thoughts. Ways to Find Clients as a Newer Editor Established freelancers often describe a formula they think newer freelancers should follow to get more clients: “Apply to every freelance gig you see! That’s all you need…

Making Time for Potential Clients
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Making Time for Potential Clients

What’s the secret to making time for potential clients, especially if you’re time and energy are already maxed out? Businesses do many things to reduce friction for customers, such as building automations, writing FAQs, offering a wide variety of payment options, and so on. The idea is that if I want to buy a widget…

How to Let Your Niche Find You
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How to Let Your Niche Find You

One thing new editors often ask me is how to find their niche(s), and my short answer is to let your niche find you. How to Let Your Niche Find You I don’t want to be all zen and say your niches will find you, but that’s kind of true, or at least it has…

When to Raise Rates for Book Editors
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When to Raise Rates for Book Editors

Let’s talk about when to raise rates for book editors.  How do you know when it’s the right time? I have a few tips for this. Is it Time to Raise Your Rates?  It’s common for freelancers to get stuck on a low-paying treadmill. They take a few poorly paying gigs to get some experience…

How to Stand Out as an Editor
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How to Stand Out as an Editor

Newer editors are often unsure of how to stand out from other editors. So they’ll do things that are the equivalent of wearing a fedora or a monocle. “Notice me!” these efforts say. But I have a tip to share for how to stand out as an editor! My #1 Tip to Stand Out as…

What Indie Authors Look for in Editors
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What Indie Authors Look for in Editors

In order to attract the right kind of clients for you, you have to understand what indie authors look for in editors. Some authors want you to do all the work. (These are often nonfiction authors, but some novelists do this, too.) If you’ve identified a plot problem, they want you to rewrite the story…

How to handle potential client problems

Getting paid to do the work is how we stay in business. It’s very important to be prepared to handle potential client problems with payment. Payment in Full When working with indie authors, I expect full payment in advance, so I don’t have problems with people who don’t make a final payment, but not everyone…

7 Common Client Red Flags for Freelance Editors

Why should we be informed of some of the common client red flags for freelance editors? Since we want to weed out potentially troublesome clients before they make our lives miserable, or at least I do, it’s a good idea to have some weed-killing processes in place. For example, requiring a nonrefundable deposit means that…