A Collection of Resources Related to Starting an Editing Business
This post contains an abundance of resources for starting your own editing business. Before you get to the resource section, here are a few considerations.
If you are interested in starting a business that provides editing services, then you’ll want to have a look at this post, which contains a collection of unique resources that will give an overview of what’s involved in starting and running this type of business.
At a glance, I saw an article stating that in March 2019, there were, on average more than four million new blog posts every day, which signifies there are opportunities for editing and proofreading services. Whether you’re planning on opening an office and employing staff or you’re going to start a freelance editing business, there is a demand for this type of work.
You can charge by the hour or by the word. Typically, from my experience editing can cost from one to four cents per word and hourly rates can be anywhere from ten to thirty-five dollars an hour. Naturally, many variables come into play, for example, the quality of the editing, the editor’s understanding of the topic, and when charging by the hour, the time needed to complete the work.