Last month, I was sick for the first time as a freelancer. It sucked, but I did learn (and relearn) some things about freelancing that I want to share with you.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m big on making sure you take care of yourself while you write and edit and work. If you need a break, take it; if you need resources, use them; etc. So I’m coming at you today with yet another important element of the writing, editing, and freelancing journeys: Celebrate your accomplishments.
Imposter syndrome. Most of us have felt it at one point or another. It’s that nagging feeling that we’re frauds at what we do and that someone is bound to catch us in the lie. But the thing is, there isn’t a lie at all. So how do you cope with the feeling?
Something I see frequently on platforms like Upwork is a description for an editing gig that says “must be willing to sign an NDA,” or something similar. But do you actually need to consider an NDA for your project?
Have you ever been writing or editing something, have to stop, and say “this is a job for Google”? I’ve done it so many times, I’ve lost count. So I thought I’d put together a list of things I’ve Googled over the years (for writing and editing) that are hopefully either relatable or entertaining. I know I love to see what other writers Google in the name of their stories!
Let’s talk setting rates as a freelancer, shall we? I get asked about this a lot, and it was something I Googled many times while planning how I was going to freelance. So what’s the right answer?
When I started researching becoming a freelancer, I turned to a number of articles and posts about what that meant, so maybe I can repay the favour by being that person for someone looking to make the switch themselves. Or simply by sating some curiosities for people 🙂
Today we’re looking at a question I’m sure at least some of you are wondering: How do I go about hiring a freelance editor? Or maybe even, Why should I hire a freelance editor?