Mini-Class: Getting Editorial Work from Publishers and Packagers

Starting Monday, January 7, 2019

Two-week class
Face it, much as we love working with indie clients, sometimes what we’re looking for in a client is steady work, clear expectations regarding what we do, and a reliable accounts payable department.

Book publishers and packagers can make great anchor clients for freelance editors, creating a reliable base on which to rest your editing business.

But trying to get work from publishers and packagers can feel a little like searching for Yeti. Do freelancers really get work from publishers – even if they don’t know anyone at the company?

Yes! Many freelance editors of all types (developmental editors, copy editors, proofreaders) get some, most, or all of their freelance work from publishers. You could be one of them.

In this class, we’ll talk about:

•  how to get the experience you need to be considered for these kinds of jobs

•  various ways of approaching publishing companies (an irresistible letter of recommendation, effective networking, and more)

•  the ins-and-outs of working successfully for publishing companies

You’ll do a skills assessment, making sure your edits are up to the standard publishers and packagers expect. Then, by the end of the class, you’ll submit a letter of introduction and a marketing plan for my personal critique (you can invite other students to chime in, too).

Until December 15th, tuition for this two-week class is just $49. After that, the regular price of $79 will apply.

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