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How I Easily Became a Self-Employed, Professional Book Editor (and How You Can Too!)

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

How I Left Employment and Became a Self-Employed Professional Book Editor

Professional book editor in the UK reveals how she transitioned from an employed librarian to a self-employed book editor!

Wanna know how YOU can easily become a self-employed, professional book editor like me?

In this post, I'm going to wriggle out of my hermit shell and talk about something I rarely discuss - how I became a self-employed book editor and why I launched Stand Corrected Editing, my editorial business.

During autumn 2019, I took yet another stroll around my local library, made yet another cup of tea to make myself look busy, and slumped into my chair at my messy desk as I desperately wondered what I could actually do with my English degree.

Don't get me wrong, I loved working as a library assistant, especially before I transferred to a new library that offered more hours. Organising fun events for the children and chatting to my favourite customers always kept me cheerful, but...I wanted something more. I wanted something I could be truly passionate about, something I could be excited to do every day, and something I could call my own.