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- editing, business, and running an editorial business -


Because I work as both a project manager and a supplier of editorial services, I see projects from multiple points of view. This helps me to see the big picture and the details – the broader project requirements and each stakeholder’s individual concerns – and thereby seek solutions that satisfy everybody.

I’m also a freelancer for whom running a business is a pleasure, not a chore. I love thinking up new ideas and analysing my data to find out how best to put those ideas into practice.

This is where I think out loud about editing, business, and running an editorial business.

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Seven ways to make your LinkedIn profile more appealing to editorial project managers

By Hazel Bird | 14 March 2013

Last updated 15 November 2022 Being an editorial project manager (PM) can feel a bit like being a very delicious, but very forbidden, cake. When I tell other freelancers that part of my work involves hiring copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers, I sometimes find myself the object of longing glances from those who seem to feel…

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Why being on a publisher’s list of freelancers might not be enough to get you editing work

By Hazel Bird | 1 March 2013

Last updated 23 March 2023 As a copyeditor, proofreader or indexer, you may think that getting yourself onto a publisher’s list of freelancers is the holy grail of freelancing and will be enough to get you hired regularly. However, it’s often the case that the people on publishers’ lists who receive regular work have done…

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