The Business of Writing & Editing: Practical Tips & Templates for New Freelancers

The Business of Writing & Editing: Practical Tips & Templates for New Freelancers

by Sagan Morrow

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Overview

Do you like the idea of working from home and owning your own business... but you're just not sure where to start? Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer or editor, and wondering if that type of work is right for YOU? Have you done a little research into freelancing and found it altogether too overwhelming... so that you have more questions now than you initially started out with? This book can help! It will provide you with all of the basics of freelancing, from starting your business to setting your rates to managing clients and more. When author Sagan Morrow decided to quit her 9-5 job and launch her full-time freelancing business, she wished that there was just ONE go-to resource which would have all the answers to her questions about freelancing. And now, based on her own experiences, she's written the book she wished she had when she was starting out as a freelancer. In this comprehensive resource, you'll get... - Practical tips to help you with your new business and your new lifestyle. - Personal anecdotes for what works (and what doesn't) as a home-based small business owner. - Ideas for networking, marketing your business, and how to thrive with your home office. - Templates you can start using right away for your freelancing business (including an editing checklist, a business plan template, a sample invoice and more!). - Answers to some important questions you might not have considered about being a freelancer. - A step-by-step guide for finding clients, managing slow and busy times, and how to succeed as a new business owner. Sagan Morrow is a freelance writer / editor and a professional lifestyle blogger based in Canada. Her knowledge of business has been gleaned from more than seven years of experience as a freelancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682226605
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
File size: 851 KB

About the Author

Sagan Morrow is a freelance writer / editor and a professional lifestyle blogger. Her knowledge of business has been gleaned from more than seven years of experience as a freelancer. You can find out more about her (including additional tips on the business of writing and editing!) at SaganMorrow.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How I Got Started as a Freelance Writer & Editor 1

Chapter 1 The Freelance Lifestyle (or, What Does a Writer / Editor Do?) 9

Chapter 2 Preparing for the Freelance Life & the Steps You Need to Take 17

Chapter 3 Creating Your Business Strategy & Building Your Network 37

Chapter 4 Launching Your Freelance Writing & Editing Business 51

Chapter 5 So You've Launched Your Business: Now What? 61

Chapter 6 How to Survive & Thrive with the Freelance Life 75

Chapter 7 Frequently Asked Questions about Business, Writing, & Editing 91

Chapter 8 Caution! Things to Watch Out For as a Freelancer 103

Appendix I Five Steps to Better Proofreading 109

Appendix II The Only Blog Checklist You'll Ever Need 111

Appendix III Sample Business Plan Template 113

Appendix IV Sample of a Day in the Life of a Freelancer 117

Appendix V Sample Invoice 121

Appendix VI Sample Income & Expenses Template (for budgeting) 123

Appendix VII Sample Contract Template 125

Appendix VIII Sample Daily Maintenance Checklist Template 127

Acknowledgements 129

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