Greetings Freelancers! I am an editor but I come in peace!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I’ve been a professional editor and a writer for seven years. I’ve run the spectrum when it comes to the writing and editing industry, from my early days as a music journalist to the more recent corporate world of B2B copy editing and I’ve lived to tell the tale. Currently, I spend my days as a Community Manager for RunMyErrand (a start-up based out of Boston) creating marketing strategies on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which is a fancy way of saying I screw around on-line all day and get paid. Woot!
But I digress. You, reader, come to this valuable blog site to learn how to make it in this tough and unforgiving industry, and to that I have but one piece of advice for you: Be flexible.
Within the writing and editing industry, the opportunities for job growth and change are constantly appearing, disappearing and reinventing themselves. Who knew when Facebook first popped up that there would be lucrative marketing opportunities on-line for nearly every company in the world? Who knew that Twitter would become such a powerful beast in terms of information sharing and driving website traffic? Who could have guessed that blogging would become the bread and butter for so many wonderful writers to launch careers?
I started my career as a traditional print journalist chasing all of the news that was fit to print. Today I focus my energy on keeping up with the breakneck speed of new and changing web growth and trends, and I never let myself get too comfortable. Hence why I say to you, keep on top of what’s new and trending because what’s hot today may not be around tomorrow and those of you who are flexible and open to the wild changes will always find a new opportunity for employment.
Stay sharp, freelancers, and do your best to stay ahead of new technologies and you’ll always find new and innovative sources of income to keep you writing!