Freelance Editing For Companies
Enjoy doing editing work? If you can’t get work editing other writers’ manuscripts (you won’t always have a flood of professional clients), there are other opportunities for you to practice those skills. Specifically, you should be looking towards opportunities from the private businesses around your city. An often overlooked source for editing and proofreading jobs, many companies within your vicinity are actually in need of people with your kind of skills.
What kinds of jobs can you do for local companies?
Internal documents. Every organization maintains internal documents, such as operating procedures and employee manuals, that they could use some help fixing up. Ask around if any of these types of jobs are available. And make sure they get your contact details even when they have no current editing needs. You never know when those same documents will need to be updated — you could be their go-to guy when that happens.
Marketing materials. Many small local companies will run ads in local publications and classifieds websites, apart from producing flyers, pamphlets and other marketing materials. If they’re not outsourcing to a third party, there’s a good chance that they’re handling stuff in-house and need a contractor to help edit the text.