“What do you do?”
It’s a simple question really. But I often find myself fully answering when it comes up in casual conversation. I don’t go into the details, but simply say, “Oh, I’m an editor.” Usually, the person will smile and nod, then follow up with, “And what do you edit?” I’ll explain my latest project as simply as I can. Then we carry on the conversation, much to my relief.
Because although I love doing what I do, explaining exactly what I do is not so easy. My job is anything but routine.
But for potential clients, it’s important to understand my process. Both in terms of why they should hire me and what they can expect. So what sets me apart from the thousands of other editors out there? I’ll be covering the different aspects of my job with Wadriski Writes in this series: What Do You Do?
What I’ll cover:
- CV + Resume Writing and Editing
- Revision Stage: Manuscript Critique / First Review
- Editing Stage: Copyediting for Novels
- Editing Stage: Substantive Editing for Novels
- Final Stage: Proofreading for Novels / Final Read-through
- Proofreading & Editing Articles / Blogs
- Proofreading & Editing Websites and Marketing Materials
- Proofreading & Editing Emails and Memos
- What is Proofreading?
- What is Editing?
- What is Copyediting?
- What is Substantive Editing?
- What is Ghostwriting?
- What are the 4 basic stages of editing? (Pre-writing/Writing, Revision, Editing, Final Stage/Publishing)
Tips on Finding the Right Editor
- What qualities should an editor have?
- What questions should I ask potential editors?
- Remote editors vs. Local editors
- Cost vs. Quality