Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor is a basic guide for anyone who is interested in freelance editing. Mary Embree's book is at its best when explaining the nuts-and-bolts of editing, such as manuscript formats, the types of works an editor can deal with, and basic editing advice. That's all to the good.
Less helpful is the actual advice on how to get started building a career. First, Embree points out that she came to her career kind of sideways, which probably won't help the reader. So she doesn't bring any great insight to the process, and her advice on the topic is pretty generic (network, build an online presence, get your name out there) and could pretty much be applied to any field.
Some of her personal tales do help illustrate aspects of an editing career but others, while interesting, don't really add much. One piece of advice that she is very serious about that is good for a beginner to know is that you need to value your time, so don't let potential clients into doing 'samples' for them. That's a time-waster and usually doesn't work out.
I'd say this book is best for someone who is interested in discovering whether an editing career may be worthwhile, but it isn't the last word on the subject and most people won't feel completely prepared after reading this book.
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- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1581158904
- 条形码: 9781581158908
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 381 g
- ASIN: 1581158904
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