Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers by Louise Harnby
A Guide for New Starters

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Are you thinking about starting a new editing or proofreading business? Written for those with no prior publishing or editorial experience, this practical guide takes new editorial freelancers, step by step, through the basics of planning their career. Chapters focus on why a business plan is necessary, the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job, and real-world case studies featuring new starters. Additional material includes tips from experienced practitioners that illustrate the tasks and learning goals discussed, as well as useful tools and resources. Published in association with the Publishing Training Centre. 'This is exactly the book that would-be editorial freelancers need to read before setting up their businesses.' (Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, ELS; KOK Edit) 'If you’re thinking of setting out on the journey to becoming a freelance editorial professional, make sure this is the first book you read.' (Hazel Harris, Wordstitch) 'Essential reading for anyone thinking of setting themselves up as a freelance editor.' (Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing) 'Helpful, hopeful, yet realistic about the challenges ahead, this book will leave its readers better informed, and therefore better prepared, for their entry into this highly competitive field.' (Madhubanti Bhattacharyya, Edward Elgar Publishing)

About Louise Harnby

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Louise Harnby owns an editorial business specializing in proofreading for academic and trade publishers. She has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years, initially with Williams & Wilkins and then for SAGE Publications. The birth of her child and the resulting desire for more flexible working arrangements led her to set up her proofreading company in 2005. She is an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and lives with her family in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Published December 8, 2013 126 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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