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Need Help Becoming a Freelance Book Editor?

There’s no right way to become an editor. With so many paths to the editing life available, it can be daunting to know where to start.

Our consultations help you identify where you want to go and what steps you should take to get there.

Need Help Becoming a Freelance Book Editor?

There’s no right way to become an editor. With so many paths to the editing life available, it can be daunting to know where to start.

Our consultations help you identify where you want to go and what steps you should take to get there.

Learn the right editorial path for you

Copyeditor, or developmental editor? Work on fiction or nonfiction? Take jobs from publishers or directly from indie authors? We have tools to help you pinpoint just the right editorial roles for your interest and experience.

Discover how to build on your experience

You likely already have so many skills that are just waiting to be used. We’ll explore which of your passions, areas of expertise, and previous jobs can help you build a successful editing career as quickly as possible.

Map a plan for how to get there

Talking is great, but it’s even better paired with a roadmap for success. Together we’ll develop a step-by-step plan on what to do next and how to get your first paying job.


“Attempting to pursue a secondary career in freelance book editing was a daunting prospect for me, but Susannah and Nancy provided the resources and encouragement I needed to get started. They gave me the direction and focus I was looking for, as well as the confidence I needed to take the next steps. I appreciate the care they took in getting to know me and their sincere interest in helping me reach my end goal. I’m excited to continue working with them in the future!”

—Brittany McIntosh

 “Serendipity is my favorite word and a perfect description of my phone consultation with Nancy and Susannah. They asked if I had any friends who were writing books so I could practice editing. I said no but the next day I reconnected with a friend who is writing a book and voila’! Thank you both so much for the consult.”

—Teresa Allen

 

Consulting Steps

Step 1: Contact us for a date and time

Once you’re scheduled and have made your payment, we’ll send you a questionnaire and our Begin Your Editing Journey resource guide.

Step 2:  Take our quiz (if you haven’t already)

Determine your best editorial role(s) and what kind of editing you’d most enjoy doing. See our Home page to sign up for the quiz.

Step 3: Plan your journey

During the consultation, we provide you with a roadmap to chart action steps and create a timeline for successful implementation.

Step 4: Get support in finding your first job

We share what we know about the current marketplace and give you a list of where to go to seek work.

Consulting for Aspiring Book Editors

45 minutes for $75