If you want to set up your own proofreading or editing business, here's a resource to get you started ...
Some people just love the smell and feel of a traditional book! If you're one of those who wants something solid to pop on your bookshelf, then this is for you: by popular demand, Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers: A Guide for New Starters is now available in paperback.
For a PDF sample of the internal content, click on the "OPEN ME!" call-out box.
Published in association with The Publishing Training Centre, this practical guide takes new freelance proofreaders and copyeditors through the basics of planning their career. Chapters focus on the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job and real-world case studies.
More information about this title, including some super reviews, can be found on the book's dedicated webpage here: Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers.
You can buy the paperback through your regional site Amazon site (e.g. Amazon.com,
Amazon.co.uk) or CreateSpace (take care to pick the option that best suits you in terms of postage and speed of delivery if you live outside the USA).
The e-version is available through Smashwords (discounts apply) and your regional Amazon site (e.g. Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca).
Louise Harnby is a professional proofreader and copyeditor. She curates The Proofreader's Parlour and is the author of several books on business planning and marketing for editors and proofreaders.
Visit her business website at Louise Harnby | Proofreader, say hello on Twitter at @LouiseHarnby, or connect via Facebook and LinkedIn.
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