How to Become a Freelance Editor: Make Money Copy Editing
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How to Become a Freelance Editor: Make Money Copy Editing

Learn how to start or add editing to your freelance offerings!
4.3 (357 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,602 students enrolled
Created by Laura Pennington
Last updated 12/2018
English
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Current price: $55.99 Original price: $79.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to position yourself as a freelance editor
  • Know the three levels of editing work and how to price accordingly
  • Learn how to market yourself
  • The benefits of using an editing contract to protect you
  • Determine whether a client is a fit before working together
  • Learn how to interact with clients to encourage future business
  • Handle common problems with freelance editing clients
  • This course is NOT geared for anyone who already has a freelance editing business
Requirements
  • Students must have a good command of English spelling, grammar, and writing skills
Description

At the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  •  launch your own freelance editing business
  • understand how to evaluate someone's work before you quote them
  • how to market your freelance editing business 
  • where you can find jobs in this field
  •  how to deliver freelance editing work successfully so you can build an ongoing relationship with your clients

This course is structured to give you all the essential information you need to establish a career as a freelance editor so that you can earn extra money or establish a side business doing editing work! These videos are laser focused to help kickstart your freelance business effectively. 

While anyone interested in doing editing work can benefit from this course, it's a great fit for someone who is already a freelance writer or virtual assistant, because adding editing services increases your client reach and helps you grow your business. 

"I wish that I had taken this course a long while ago. It would have saved me the headache. I recommend this course for anyone looking to break into freelance editing. While I have experience with published writing and editing, I've yet to make the jump into freelance editing. This course gave me the motivation to move forward into the field." 2017 student 

Who this course is for:
  • Students
  • Retirees
  • Stay at home parents
  • Freelance writers, virtual assistants, and other similar professionals
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:10:36
+ Basics of Launching Your Freelance Editing Business
9 lectures 28:21
Course Workbook
00:04
About the Instructor
03:56
Do I Need a Professional Background, Training, or Certification?
05:31
The 3 Levels of Editing Work
05:01
How the 3 Editing Levels Impact Price and Work Required
03:06
+ Marketing Your Freelance Editing Business
7 lectures 26:23
What if I Don't Have Editing Samples?
02:33
Where to Find Clients
04:43
How to Market Yourself on LinkedIn and on a Website
04:48
How to Determine Your Freelance Editing Rates
04:38
+ Tips for Working with Clients
5 lectures 15:52
The Importance of Keeping Clients Informed
02:28
Tips for Ongoing Work
02:17
Handling Issues with Clients
05:35
Course Recap
01:23
Bonus: Practice Your Editing Skills
04:09