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I'm a startup freelance editor - any tips?
I just joined here, so apologies if this isn't the right place to post this (please refer me to the correct place if so!).
I've been a freelance scientific editor for just under two years and have just started my own freelance website in the hopes of expanding into other types of writing (I really love SFF!).
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to get more exposure/how to build a clientelle - I know many of you are writers and may not have experience in editing, but was hoping people could point me in the right direction or to someone whose brain I could pick. One idea I had was to offer sample edits of 1,000-1,500 words to allow potential clients to see how I work and decide if it's for them - anyone have experience of this?
I've started writing a lot more recently too, and while I really enjoy it, i've been struggling to get motivated - my writing moods often come late at night when I really should be sleeping - anyone got any tips or comments on how to stay motivated as a writer?
Thanks for reading, hope you are all having a lovely day!