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
<the editor of some early English ballads>
<an editor of Aristotle>
<the 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
<some editor had bowdlerized the letter before publishing it>
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 — and other more creatively slanted forms of writing. It’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 whether I may be the right fit for your project. I’m always open to a quick chat!