If you ever considered editing as a career, this book will help you make that decision. It will tell you the requirements in various fields and suggest several ways to get started. It will take you step by step through all the facets of setting up and conducting your editing services, working with writers and publishers, promoting yourself and your expertise, and determining what to charge. There are many different kinds of writing that need the magical touch of a good editor: in addition to books, there are articles, dissertations, brochures, reports, abstracts, editorials, reviews, ad copy, and many more. There is much more to making a living as a freelance editor than just being excellent at what you do, and this book will show you how to be successful!