How to Become a Freelance Editor
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How to Become a Freelance Editor

Learn how to start or add editing to your freelance offerings!
4.4 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,226 students enrolled
Created by Laura Pennington
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: $95
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • Students
  • Retirees
  • Stay at home parents
  • Freelance writers, virtual assistants, and other similar professionals
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 01:10:36
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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
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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

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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
About the Instructor
Laura Pennington
4.6 Average rating
34 Reviews
1,291 Students
4 Courses
Freelancer Extraordinaire

A PhD candidate and a freelancer with four years of experience, I love teaching people about how to have a better online business. Laura has experience as a former inner city teacher and is passionate about helping others earn money and have a lifestyle business they love. Laura left a career in education and corporate America to work for herself in 2012 and has never looked back.