In which I make the big jump into being completely self employed!Read More
Some thoughts about my work and other general ramblings
First blog posts are always the hardest. Well, for me they are. This one I decided would be about why I set up this business. I had many reasons for it but my first and foremost reason was that I needed to find a way to work and earn a wage while living with chronic depression. There are many people with depression who can hold down a Monday-to-Friday 9-5 job, but I am not one of them. With a combination of general anxiety disorder and a tendency towards the odd migraine or twelve, I needed a job where I could work where I wanted, when I wanted. I always enjoyed words and writing and most of all I love to learn new things. Being a freelance copyeditor seemed like the right choice for me. I am currently working towards becoming an accredited copyeditor with the SFEP (Society of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders) while picking up a few jobs to keep me ticking over (not to mention my regular shifts in a well-known local café). This is a career I think I can be happy and healthy with so I hope this is one of many blog posts to come as I embark on this little adventure.
I was really nervous about even starting this blog because I feared if I made any grammatical, spelling, punctuation mistakes that other copyeditors and proofreaders might leap all over me. Well, before any pedants try to take me down a few points to note.
1. It is extremely difficult to edit your own work. (That's why you hire a copyeditor like me!)
2. I'm human, I make mistakes. (Even the best copyeditors cannot promise a 100% error free text.)
3. This is the blog part of the website where I get to be a bit more free with my words so that my voice, my opinions can shine through.
Well, that's enough blathering for now. I hope you enjoyed it.
(FYI my name is pronounced "bree")