Need copyediting work!
February 12, 2010 12:58 PM Subscribe
How do I find freelance copyediting work?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I have experience editing published academic articles and one published academic book (where I'm mentioned prominently in the acknowledgements for my excellent editing); four years employment as a newspaper copy editor with some awards won; and various miscellaneous experience. I spent some years in a different field, and now with the economy (and some family situations) I'd like to pick up some extra work, but I don't know how to find freelance work. Where do I start?
I've heard that even some textbook publishers farm out copyediting work. I'm really happy to do whatever. A steady stream of work as a "stringer" would be easier than hustling for my own work (although working alone would probably pay more), but I'm flexible, and I generally enjoy the work no matter what I'm editing.