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12 Crucial Tips for Success as a Freelance Editor

Nov 28, 2019

If you’ve made the switch from in-house to freelance editor, you’ll know it’s a pretty sweet deal: flexible schedule, choosing your own clients, and perhaps best of all, escaping that oppressive cubicle life. However, you’ve probably also realized it’s a lot of hard work to grow your client base ... Read more →

A Freelancer's Brief Guide to the Reedsy Publishing Marketplace

Oct 23, 2019

Hello there, awesome freelancer! 👋 Thanks so much for taking the time to explore Reedsy and all that we have to offer! This blog post will hopefully answer all the burning questions 🔥 you may have before starting to complete your profile. What is Reedsy? Reedsy is a marketplace connecting author... Read more →

How to Choose Your Proofreading Rates: A Freelancer’s Guide

Aug 15, 2019

Many freelance proofreaders struggle to come up with clear pricing structures, especially when they just start down their career path. On one hand, you want to charge enough so that you can pay the bills and remain competitive in a crowded market. On the other hand, you also want to ensure that y... Read more →

Subscribe to The Freelancer Report, Reedsy’s Latest Newsletter

Jul 19, 2019

Are you too busy working hard to look for the latest trends, news, and thought-provoking ideas that are found in the freelance world? That’s okay because now we’re here to do the work for you! Well, not your own work... but the work to find those relevant tidbits of information so that we can sha... Read more →

How to Set Your Freelance Editing Rates

Jan 23, 2019

Perhaps the biggest question facing editors on the cusp of leaving the security of in-house employment is how to determine their freelance editing rates. On the surface it might seem simple: just charge what a publisher was willing to pay you.  After all, isn’t that the value the market has place... Read more →

The Career I Didn’t Know I Wanted: A Ghost’s Perspective

Jan 13, 2019

Barry Napier is an author and ghostwriter with Reedsy. In this guest post, he reveals how he came to write from the shadows... I first knew I wanted to be a writer when I was twelve years old. I'd just finished reading Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot, and by the time I reached the final page, I fe... Read more →

Copyediting certificates: do you need one and where to get it?

Dec 31, 2018

A lot of industries require some sort of accreditation of certification in order to join them. These are often meant to ensure that new employees are up-to-date with the industry standards and know what the job requires from them. Additionally, it’s a great way for current and prospective employe... Read more →

7 Ways to Grow Your Freelance Business

Dec 17, 2018

At Reedsy we have the privilege of working with hundreds of editors with successful freelance businesses. In this post we decided to share their best practices for winning high-quality projects and growing revenue. We will discuss three ways in which you can grow your business, giving you 7 best ... Read more →

20 Simple and Powerful Tips for Successful Freelancing

Nov 20, 2018

Whether you have experience working in the publishing industry or are just breaking in, starting a new freelancing business can be a daunting experience. Worry not, though: we’ve got you covered. So whether you're an editor, designer, market or ghostwriter, here are our 20 top tips for publishing... Read more →

How to Become a Book Cover Designer: the Master Guide

Oct 23, 2018

If you have a passion for books and design — and want a career that combines both — then you might be wondering how to become a book cover designer. The rise of self-published authors has increased the demand for freelance design professionals, making it the perfect time to join the industry. Wh... Read more →

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