[This book has been written and produced for print accessibility.]
Networking for Freelance Editors won the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal in the Professional and Technical category in April 2022 (award given by IBPA).
Though networking may seem like an unwieldy, overwhelming task, especially for freelancers, this practical workbook will show that building the network you need and want is completely within your power. Step by step, we will help you create a network that is uniquely yours, based on your goals, your personal communication style, and your everyday activities. This book is for editors, proofreaders, indexers, fact-checkers, translators, writers, and anyone else pursuing a freelance career in the publishing industry.
"Networking for Freelance Editors teaches you how to engage with others in ways that show rather than tell that you're ready to help, ready to engage, ready to talk, and ready to listen. The result is a targeted strategy that gets you noticed and frames you as an editor who's part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Dowdle and Ruggeri have created a truly outstanding how-to resource-one I highly recommend for any editor at any stage of their career. It's networking guidance that actually makes a difference. Read it and do it."
-Louise Harnby, Fiction Editor and Proofreader
Whether you're early in your freelance editing career, an industry veteran transitioning to freelance work, or an experienced freelancer who wants to network with less stress and more to show for it, Networking for Freelance Editors will show you how to
- identify and dismiss the stale, stress-inducing ideas about networking that are holding you back;
- discover an easy, incremental approach that gives you a foundation for building long-lasting professional relationships; and
- leverage your strengths to create a networking practice that gets results.
By reimagining your approach to networking and using the worksheets provided with Networking for Freelance Editors, you'll build the network you need right now and also the one you can rely on tomorrow. Conquer impostor syndrome, wasted effort, and overwhelm, and grow the network you want-the one that provides support, connections, and opportunities.