Hi there, Reader! My name is Rheanna (think Rhiannon without the closing ‘n’), and I’m a freelance editor and blogger.
I began my career as an in-house assistant copyeditor for a healthcare marketing agency in 2017. I continue to freelance in that industry and maintain a good relationship with the firm I started at. Building good working relationships are a priority for me. I’m not trying to be part of the gig culture. I’m building a business.
I turned to freelancing because I wanted more freedom and control over my career. And I’ve certainly found that. But with that freedom comes struggle. Freelancing is challenging in a way that working a 9-5 isn’t. If you want to hear more about it, check out my blog.
What does an editor do?
Short answer? A lot of things — and it can mean different things in different industries. But for me it revolves around written content.
Merriam-Webster defines an editor as:
ed·i·tor noun \ˈedətə(r), -ətə(r)\ plural -s
1a: one who revises, corrects, or arranges the contents and style of the literary, artistic, or musical work of others for publication or presentation
editor of some early English ballads>
editor of Aristotle>
editor of a film>
b: one who alters or revises another’s work to make it conform to some standard or serve a particular purpose.
The editing process can include planning copy, copy editing, proofreading, writing headlines and even SEO keywording. I do all of those things except SEO keywording. And not every client will need all of those services.
What about writing?
I doubt you need Merriam-Webster’s two cents on writing, so I won’t bother including it.
There are many different writing needs out there, but I tend to stick to blogging, journalism and web content because that’s the kind of writing I enjoy most. I also sometimes provide help writing social media content.
How to reach me
Please don’t hesitate to reach out, even if you’re not sure about your project needs. I’m always open to a quick chat!