I’ve been working as a professional editor for over 15-years. However, for most of those 15-years, I did editing on the side or as volunteer work. Then, with the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to switch over to this profession full-time. Being a professional editor was something I could do remotely, and the work hours were relatively flexible. Remote work and flexibility were the deal breaker in my decision.
Over the years, my experiences with different writers and publishing companies have taught me so much about quality writing. I’ve also grown an appreciation for books and printed material. Until I became an editor, I had no idea how much work goes into a book before its available to the public.
The week of February 21st is #EditingWeek, so let’s celebrate by discussing some FAQs about editing.
What will be discussed this week?
I’m sure anyone can relate to being asked the same few questions when interrogated about their careers. So, let’s dive deeper into some of the frequently asked questions in this editing 101 session.
The topics I’ll discuss this week are:
- The importance and different types of editing
- Rounds of editing
- The responsibilities of an editor
- Copy editing or proofreading
- Editing costs
- Choosing your editor
- How an editor is a writer’s best friend