A lot of us don’t think about it until we start to get into the industry, where we are often doing very little freelance editing to get by. Then suddenly it just seems so much more involved; it makes you think about all the things you need to get right. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been in the industry for 15 months and we have a lot of content being developed in-house and we have many more freelancers than we have editors. I had thought that I would never have to work for free because it’s the way some smaller companies work, where there’s a lot of overhead, but I’ve been in a small company that pays me $1,700 for 10 articles a month and I’m still learning. That means that I get to teach myself all these editing skills that I have never even contemplated before. When it comes to freelancing, that’s great, because after all your editing skill is important for getting articles out and being valuable for the company. I’m happy that I can do that now, but sometimes I do wonder if that’s really worth it.
When you were freelancing before, would you have written articles about this topic?
Yeah, I had a small website, where I did a lot of my writing for various websites. I was mostly focused on writing for companies or the community for marketing and web development. But after about three months of putting up, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m not writing for these people anymore because I’m doing something that I actually enjoy.’ In my past career I thought that I was going to go back to writing articles for publishers. But I’m not saying that this is not what I’m doing. If you look through the portfolio from my past clients, I was often doing design-type work. I had started with a WordPress site and they were kind of like my clients in a way that they needed my design work. I always liked it and I thought the WordPress site was very cool so I wanted to do something with it.
But I found out that at some point it was over, and their website wasn’t producing good traffic. It was kind of in beta. I saw another blogger at another website talking about a similar problem on the internet and I thought, ‘I can totally do that now.’ It wasn’t a new challenge for me. I wanted to be able to do different things, and so I went back to this WordPress site that was struggling and started experimenting with different ways to build a website
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