i've mentioned before that i'm trying to get started as a freelance copy editor. i have a moderate amount of experience editing general reference and consumer books, and i have tons of experience editing computer and technical books. i'm still at the stage where i'm looking for clients, but i have some a few leads and one client has already expressed interest.
i've set up a new website for my freelancing business: bbfreelancing.com. i might edit the text further—editing your own writing is hard—but the site is probably ready to go public. i designed everything on the site, including the butterfly logo pictured above, which i like a lot.
my business's main focus is copy editing, specifically for the computer and technical publishing markets. but as regular readers know, i've been doing a lot of web design and development recently (in fact, i've been working on one new design that will go live very soon). i really enjoy web work and hope to continue, so BB Freelancing also offers web design and development services.
maybe it's a bad idea to offer such dissimilar services on the same website. i suppose it's possible that potential editing clients could see the web design stuff and think i'm not serious about copy editing, though i hope my experience will dissuade them of that idea. on the other hand, maybe they'll like that i have other skills and decide that i'm more qualified because of it. i guess it could go either way.
like i said, i'm looking for clients, so if you have any leads, send 'em my way. (there seem to be a lot of publishing employees in the indiana blogosphere.) and if you're interested in hiring me to do some web work for you, my schedule is pretty open at the moment.¶