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As budgets tighten in the publishing industry, the need for freelancers increases since the number one reason people use freelancers in publishing is to save money. The opportunites are out there and this book will guide the reader through the steps needed to set up their own business from determining what to specialize in to finding leads to pricing structures to marketing your services. How to Start a Home-based Editorial Services Business is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to break into this field of work. Chapters will cover the different types of editorial services, such as developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, indexing, and freelance writing while aslo offering valuable insight on the business end of running a home-based business. The book will address tax questions, overhead concerns, marketing questions, and the advantages and disadvantages of freelance editing and writing. How to Start a Home-based Editorial Services Business will be the one complete source for this line of work.
Barbara Fuller is currentlythe director of Editcetera, an association of freelance publishing professionals based in Berkeley, California. She also runs an educational program that includes both skills classes and business classes. Her other speaking and teaching engagements include teaching writing at UC Davis, teaching editing for UC Berkeley Extension and Editcetera, teaching editing and writing for various government and private organizations, and speaking for groups such as Bay Area Editors\u2019 Forum and a San Francisco-based group of self-publishers.