Ask any freelancer, be it editorial or another profession, and they will tell you how hard it can be. But they’ll tell you as many reasons for going freelance.
Life as a freelance editor and proofreader can be unpredictable. From times of feeling swamped with work and under pressure to get it all done to worries about the future as you having nothing in your inbox.
How do you cope with the down time and what do you do to fill the schedule in the quiet periods?
Not many editors will publicly discuss their rates. That’s not to be secretive or because we want to hide extortionate fees. It’s because there isn’t a one-budget-fits-all approach to pricing an editing or proofreading job.
It was totally unexpected, but I’m finding this newer way of working far more productive. I do hope my clients agree (even if I don’t answer 8 am phone calls!)