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Paths to Freelance Editing Careers: Launching Your Editing Business

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Paths to Freelance Editing Careers: Launching Your Editing Business

These essential webinars cover the basics of planning your business, keeping track of key data, and drawing in clients. Purchase three or more and save 10% on the list price!

  • Editorial Freelancing 101

    Webinar recording

  • Lean Business Plans for Freelance Editors

    Live webinar, July 11 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Business Data for Freelance Editors

    Webinar recording

  • Creating a Persuasive Website for Your Freelance Business

    Webinar recording, free to EFA members

  • Winning Clients Over with Sample Edits and Proposals

    Webinar recording

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SKU: 273616


"Learn how to set up, launch, and run your own freelance editing business.” —Molly McCowan, instructor

Editorial Freelancing 101

Whether you’ve been thinking about quitting your 9-to-5 or you want to earn some income on the side while putting your training and skills to good use, this masterclass will give you actionable tips on setting up your business and finding your first clients. You’ll walk away with a clear idea of the steps you’ll need to take to launch and run a successful editorial freelancing business.

"A strong business plan is integral to your freelance success—and it doesn’t have to be complicated." —Shannon Winton, instructor

Live webinar, July 11: Lean Business Plans for Freelance Editors

Using the world-renowned lean canvas model developed by Ash Maurya, this webinar will demystify the process of creating a simple, straightforward plan for your new or established freelance business. You’ll learn why a lean business plan is a perfect fit for freelancers, and how to address your unique business needs, set prices, and find your ideal clients. You’ll come away from this session with plenty of concrete, actionable information so you can make educated decisions on how to get started, level up, and improve the odds of success.

"When it comes to making informed decisions, business data is the freelancer's secret weapon." —Maya Berger, instructor

Business Data for Freelance Editors

It can be overwhelming to figure out whether a client’s proposed timeline is realistic, which of your marketing strategies are paying off, and whether this month’s income will pay for that grammar course you’ve been eyeing. Fortunately, tracking your business data keeps you in control of it all. This webinar will explain how keeping records of your business income and expenses, project details, holidays, CPD, and marketing strategies can help you make smarter business decisions and meet your business goals.

"Clients hire professionals they trust. A persuasive website is key to building that trust." —Erin Brenner, instructor

Creating a Persuasive Website for Your Freelance Business

You know you need a website for your freelance business, but what should it include? How should it present you and your services? And, most importantly, how can it be better at turning visitors into paying clients? The answer is less about what your website says and more about how persuasively it says it. In this webinar, you’ll learn five ways to add persuasion to your website, see how high-converting websites work their magic, and walk away with a plan to put your website to work.

"Learn to tailor your sample edits and proposals for the client relationship you want." —Amber Helt, instructor

Winning Clients Over with Sample Edits and Proposals

This webinar will cover the three pillars of launching the client relationship: a deep, empowered idea of your ideal client and project niche; sample edits tailored to each editing service’s scope and objective; and proposals designed to educate, impress, and convert. It will also touch on how to assess manuscripts to create accurate quotes, how to sell your authentic value, and how to say no for the sake of growth.

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