You may have noticed I haven’t been posting very regularly lately. And a big part of that is because I’ve been working very hard to get my new editing business of the ground! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and I finally took that step. I’m so excited that it’s a real thing, and I can help other people by doing something I love.
Why did I start an editing business? Because I felt like it. Kidding. There are actually a lot of reasons. The biggest reason is that my dream is to support myself doing something I truly love. You might know I earned a masters in English and creative writing, and one thing I learned during that process is that I kind of like editing more than actually writing. I was completely surprised by how much I love it. It’s so fulfilling to help other people make their writing better. I know how hard it can be to edit your own work (personally, I hate having to edit my own work), and why not use something I’m actually good at AND enjoy to help other people follow their dreams? That’s kind of a no-brainer.
Another major reason is that I live in California, and my current full-time job at a great company sadly doesn’t pay enough for me to live here (the pay is good, just not for California). I needed to find another way to support myself. My dream is that this one day turns into a full-time job, because I don’t want to be an assistant forever. Also, I need money to buy books (duh). But for now, I just need something on the side to pay rent. And if I can pay my student loans using the degree I got them for, even better.
So, currently, between my full-time job, this new business (figuring out all the logistics of freelancing is a lot of work), and trying to read and blog, I’m probably averaging around eighty hours of work each week (blogging counts, if you’re a blogger, you know). And it’s not easy. Unfortunately, Adventures of the Bibliophile is getting the short end of the stick at the moment, but I’m working on figuring out how best to manage everything without burning myself out. That may mean I’m posting a little less, but I have absolutely no intention of giving up this blog. I love it, and am so appreciative of all of you and the support you’ve given me over the years.
If you want to check out my editing business go to WordNerdEdits.com to find out more! And I would be eternally grateful if any of you shared Word Nerd Edits with your friends or readers. I know how amazing the book blogging community is, so do your thing (pretty please).
Right now, I’m offering a 15% discount to anyone who mentions Adventures of a Bibliophile – you’re my biggest supporters, and I want to return the favor. And your first chapter is free – whether or not you decide to use me as an editor, so send them my way! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. (I’m also available to edit blog posts – just putting it out there.)
Again, thank you so much for all of your support! I really appreciate your patience while I get this going. Adventures of a Bibliophile is not going anywhere. But hopefully Word Nerd Edits is.