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How to Make a Great Living as an Editor

The simple steps to catapulting your editing business into a successful global enterprise

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Want to have a steady high-income editing business?

Tired of struggling, hustling for jobs, waiting for clients to contact you?

Maybe you've been working hard, chasing after clients, trying to drum up work, experimenting with advertising, going to conferences and handing out business cards. But what's been the result? Maybe you've been stuck for months or years, hoping your business will grow into a career that's lucrative enough that you can quit your other day job. Or work part-time and still easily support yourself. The success you've dreamed of keeps slipping through your fingers.

Dare to change the picture!

What if you took a chance and reinvented yourself? What if you dared to reach out for that gold ring and grab it? How would you feel to have new clients every day contact you to hire you? How would you feel if strangers sent you thousands of dollars without first contacting you to ask about your services? How would you feel to have that kind of success?

It's not a dream. It happened to me. I went from having an editing job or two a month, scrambling and hustling and trying everything I could to drum up editing clients. I did work for free. I charged a rock-bottom price. I thought that strategy, in time, would help me eventually see success. But it didn't.

And then I learned the secrets to making a great living as an editor, and it involved a half-dozen simple steps that I never expected.

This isn't just hype. Within three years I was making a six-figure income, part time, from my editing business. And it's about being authentic. There's nothing phony or pretentious about true success. The key lies in not just providing stellar work for your clients but in creating a presence online that writers will trust. They'll want you, and only you, to edit their work. And they'll tell others about you, and your name will spread.

How to Make a Great Living as an Editor is an online video course that will show you in simple, clear steps how to break out of the freelancer mentality and position yourself for success.

What this course does not teach:

  • How to become an editor
  • How to set up your editing business
  • How to run your editing business
  • How to deal with clients
  • How to schedule your time

This course is about

  • How to become well-known and respected in your industry
  • How to set yourself apart from other editors
  • How to create your own unique brand
  • How to price your work like a professional and not like a “freelancer”
  • How to leverage yourself online with your unique content

You’ll have video modules to watch that will cover the key steps to making a successful editing career. These will go in depth into how you can position yourself to stand out from the crowd, to be the go-to editor when someone thinks about needing editing.

You’re going to have homework, handouts, and other extras that will help you adjust your thinking so that you can realize the vision you have for your career. And, with the premier package, you'll get an hour consultation with me after you complete the course to help you nail your strategy for success.

You're going to get deep into practical application so this isn’t just theory for you. It’s all about making decisions, implementing those decisions, and watching the results come in.

This is all about positioning yourself for success. Not depending on outside people or groups or agencies or clubs or organizations to send work your way. This isn’t about being passive. By taking these steps outlined, clients will come to you.

I’m going to teach you skills that are assertive and help you manifest the vision for your career. By envisioning it and doing all the practical steps I outline, you will see results.

"How to Make a Great Living as an Editor has been quite the eye-opener for me in so many areas. As a beginner, I felt I was fated to charging a fraction of a living wage. But she showed me how to find all that I had to offer a client, and once I was able to list that, I realized I had more to offer than I thought. She gave specific guidelines and ideas for my website; I was finally able to set it up after trying for a year. She showed me how to get my name out there, in a way that was comfortable for me. She encouraged me to write it all down in specific ways, and by doing that I created concrete goals that became an investment. This course has changed my life in positive ways, and I can recommend it highly."

Karen Saari

Ready to take your business and blast it into the stratosphere of success? Go from waiting and hoping and wallowing to picking your clients, accepting interviews and guest blogging opportunities, having months of scheduled work, and making a comfortable income—all by making the right choices to position yourself an expert in the editing industry.




Your Instructor


C. S. Lakin
C. S. Lakin

C. S. Lakin is the award-winning author of twenty-two books and blogger at Live Write Thrive, a top-ten site for writers. She works as a copyeditor and writing coach in the book publishing industry, specializing in manuscript critiques. Her writing craft book series, The Writer's Toolbox, teaches aspiring and experienced novelists how to write terrific stories. She loves nothing more than to help writers craft stellar novels and experience success and joy in their writing journey.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who will benefit from this course?
Editors (copyeditors, book editors, content editors) who want to create a successful freelance editing business.
What this course is NOT about:
This course does not teach you how to become an editor, how to run an editing business, how to learn editing skills, how to deal with clients, or how to schedule your time.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I have questions or need help with the material?
You can email me at anytime if you need further clarification or have specific questions about any of the modules or handouts (cslakin@gmail.com). But if you want advice and help with ways to implement the steps into a strategic plan, purchase the premier package to get one hour consultation time with me once you finish the course.

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