My first business year: how has it gone?

Let’s start at the very beginning…just over a year ago, after a month of lockdown, I was fed up. I’d been in a job that I was uncomfortable with for too long. I wanted change. I wanted it badly and knew that time was probably the best I’d get to make it. After a periodContinue reading “My first business year: how has it gone?”

Enabling trust

Trust is such an essential part of any job. Trust with your co-workers, your boss, your clients, etc. Personally, the trust that’s essential for me is client trust. Within my profession (copy editing and proofreading), I take on clients and provide them with a service. They’re the people who bring my income and work level.Continue reading “Enabling trust”

How can journaling benefit your career?

When you were a kid/teenager, did you keep a diary? Did you use it to write all your biggest secrets, how your day went, how you were feeling? Was it a way of expressing yourself and all the things that you kept locked inside? We might look back on our teenage diaries with mixed feelings.Continue reading “How can journaling benefit your career?”

Why do editing rates matter?

When it comes to rates, it’s a minefield out there—for both writers and editors. Setting rates, finding the person who charges the right amount for you, it can be tricky to think about everything and make a confident decision. It’s important to know that there are no actual set guidelines for prices when you becomeContinue reading “Why do editing rates matter?”