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You’ve got the story, the product, the knowledge, and I can help you share it.

You want not just more content for your website, more content for your newsletters, more content for your social media, but better content. More and better content means more and better outside engagement with what you’re offering.

But don’t just take my word for it.

What I do here at Two Songbirds Press as an editorial freelancer is being done by other pros as well. And they have already answered some of the most common questions I hear about editorial freelancing. I’m not afraid to send you to them. But if you come back here, and we are a good match, you’ll find I listen more, work harder, and focus more on you.

Q: Why do I need an editor? 

A: Because you’re the one with the ideas and the knowledge, and you know it so well you can’t possibly be expected to catch errors in your writing. Jane Friedman also answers this question:

Q: How much does an editor cost? 

A: My editorial freelance rates are determined by many factors, not the least of which is the scope of the project, but are always fair and aligned with other editors with similar background and experience. I provide huge value for your investment in your writing and written content; just ask any of my previous clients. Freelance editor Mary Kole has written a really comprehensive post answering this question, which you can read here.

Q: What does an editor do, exactly? 

Editors work at many levels. The Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) does an excellent job parsing these out: 

I help people take what they know, what they write, or the ideas they come up with, and create clear, appropriate content from this; taking care to understand what drives them, what their goals are, matching their voice and tone.

The work I do is in partnership with my client, and my expertise is with written language

As Robin Martin Editorial, the services I provide to business customers are: 

  • Content creation for promotional materials and websites
  • Editing for SEO and discoverability, also for brand consistency and clarity
  • Copy editing and proofreading of all inbound and outbound business materials

I work with website designers and PR pros to generate discoverable content for their clients. I work on catalogues, white papers, and training materials with SMEs (subject matter experts) to ensure clarity, consistency, and correctness.

As Two Songbirds Press, the services I provide to writers are: 

  • Manuscript evaluation and critique
  • Publishing consulting
  • Editing
  • Substantive edits at all levels
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Interior, cover, and e-book designers
  • Front and back matter; book jacket text writing and editing

Have other questions for me? Please, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask! 

Author: Robin Martin
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