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Hi, Kara! Welcome to the class. I love that you have such clear goals for your editing business. I agree that having a mix of clients is a good idea; it helps stabilize your business. For years I worked almost exclusively with publishers but when I started adding indie clients to the mix, I found I really enjoyed the interaction with authors (you get a lot less direct connection with authors when working for publishers). I still don’t have tons of indie clients but wouldn’t want to give up the ones I do have.
I also think having a mix of editing types is helpful. CE and DE use different parts of the brain and it can be nice break to move from one to the author. I don’t do much CE anymore but I find that teaching is similar; it gives a break from DE all day. Hope you find the class useful!