How to Become a Freelance Editor

Learn how to start or add editing to your freelance offerings!
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course 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. 

What are the requirements?

  • Students must have a good command of English spelling, grammar, and writing skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Students
  • Retirees
  • Stay at home parents
  • Freelance writers, virtual assistants, and other similar professionals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Basics of Launching Your Freelance Editing Business
Course Workbook
About the Instructor
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Freelance Editor
The Market for Freelance Editors
Types of Work for Freelance Editors
Do I Need a Professional Background, Training, or Certification?
The 3 Levels of Editing Work
How the 3 Editing Levels Impact Price and Work Required
Section 2: Marketing Your Freelance Editing Business
How to Highlight Your Experience to Pitch to Clients
What if I Don't Have Editing Samples?
Do I Need an Editing Niche?
Where to Find Clients
How to Market Yourself on LinkedIn and on a Website
How to Determine Your Freelance Editing Rates
Why You Need an Editing Contract
Section 3: Tips for Working with Clients
The Importance of Keeping Clients Informed
Tips for Ongoing Work
Handling Issues with Clients
Course Recap

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Instructor Biography

Laura Pennington, 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. 

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