In my column on Rich Adin's An American Editor blog, I consider the challenge that the new editorial freelancer faces of being interesting in a competitive market.
An editorial freelancer may not have much experience of editorial work but this “weakness” can be ameliorated when she focuses a potential client’s attention on what she does know a lot about, and then targeting those clients who appreciate that knowledge and see it as part of a solution to the problems they have.
To read the article in full, visit The Proofreader’s Corner: Knowing and Showing Your Strengths (or Being Interesting).
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