Have you ever thought about doing proofreading or editing for pay?
I can help you get started.
Would you like to do freelance proofreading/editing but aren't sure whether your skills are good enough?
I can help you learn how to proofread and/or edit professionally.
Have you done a bit of proofreading/editing, discovered you enjoy it and are good at it, and want to see if you can do it for a living?
I can teach you the basics of running a successful freelance business.
Maybe you've done some freelancing, but your business hasn't really taken off as you'd hoped.
I can help you build your clientele.
Are you in the "feast or famine" stage, where some months you have more work than you can handle and other months you wonder if you'll have enough income to pay the bills (and your friends and family members start nagging you to "get a real job")?
I can help you smooth out the roller-coaster ride.
Maybe you've already established yourself as a professional, with plenty of work on a steady basis from ongoing clients and referrals. But you don't have time to do every job that comes your way. You don't like turning down jobs, but you have to be selective about what new clients to take on.
I can help you find quality professionals to send some of those overload jobs to.
Are you sometimes asked to work on projects outside your areas of expertise? You know you're not the perfect editor for those jobs. But your only options seem to be to attempt the work anyway (and hope you do a decent job of it) or turn down the business.
I match the skills of freelancers with the needs of authors, agents, and publishers.
Are you tired of working in solitude, with no opportunities to communicate with others who face situations similar to yours?
I can connect you with a group of fellow freelancers who will provide support, networking opportunities, and answers to your questions.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
I am the founder and coordinator of three organizations for editorial freelancers: The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, the Christian Editor Network, and the Christian Manuscript Critique Service.
The Christian PEN is for beginning and established freelancers as well as those who are interested in possibly entering this exciting field. This group has an online discussion loop, quarterly e-newsletter, online courses, and more. Click here for details, or visit the Web site, www.TheChristianPEN.com.
Christian Editor Network is for professional editorial freelancers. Its purpose is to match authors, publishers, and agents with qualified editors. If you occasionally experience the "feast or famine" syndrome, or you've got plenty of jobs, but they're not all ideally suited to your areas of expertise, this organization is for you. Click here for details, or visit the Web site, www.ChristianEditor.com.
The Christian Manuscript Critique Service offers overall critiques of book proposals, sample chapters, or complete manuscripts, each for a set price, with a thirty-day turnaround. If you enjoy giving authors overall suggestions for how to improve their writing, and you can do so with a touch of gentleness and encouragement, check it out. Click here for details, or visit the Web site, www.ChristianManuscriptCritique.com.
I also have a one-on-one Editor Mentoring Program for aspiring and beginning freelance editors. I can help you assess your professional goals, improve your editing skills, and establish or enhance your freelance business. Click here for details.