I posted my review of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (click on Bree Tanner). Let me know what you think. I still don’t feel very confident reviewing books. I can’t seem to get out in writing how the book really made me feel. Which brings me to my main blog topic today, I’m not really a writer. I enjoy writing, but I absolutely love editing.
I worked for a vanity publisher as an editor. I’m not proud of it but I did it. It was the only opportunity at the time, and it gave me the chance to edit. I didn’t really understand what vanity publishing was, but as soon as I researched more and completely understood I quit. I don’t want to condone that type of publishing; it is not ok to make the authors pay to have their book published. It lowers the standard of books out there. It just isn’t fair to the authors.
So now I’m attempting to work as a freelance editor but sheesh is it hard! I can find a few jobs to apply for. Then I google them all to make sure they’re not scams. That usually narrows it down to one or two because there are a lot of scams out there. Then I check up on who they are and what they do and whether they are truly hiring or just taking resumes. A lot of the time I’m not qualified, or they aren’t hiring. Everyone wants a proofreader or editor who has three years experience. How do I get that experience without working? I’ve done some small projects for friends but those just don’t count. It’s a mess.
Anybody have any advice for me? I know it’ll take hard work to get there, but I’m at a dead end. I don’t know where to go from here. Should I just keep doing what I’m doing?