When you understand and empathise with your ideal clients, marketing can be fun and rewarding — yes, really!


Connect With Your Ideal Clients

(formerly Boost Your Editing Income)

Create AND implement a marketing plan in 60 days or less that attracts the best clients for you

For freelance editors who want to attract more of the right clients, without feeling 'salesy'

Join the waiting list to be notified when this course opens!

Right now the course is closed. But when I'm ready to welcome more students I will contact people on the waiting list first. So sign up if you're ready to join us!

Right now, you are desperate to build a flourishing editing business, but you can relate one or more of the following statements:

You are working long hours for low pay and don't have the time or energy for fun in your life.

You aren’t earning enough money but are too scared to increase your rates.

You are worried about being judged as 'sleazy' if you promote your business anywhere.

You don't want to turn away work, even if the project is on a topic you aren't interested in.

You hate the thought of marketing.

You have created a website and don't understand why clients aren't finding you.

You are terrified of posting about your business on social media.

You know things aren’t working, but the only solution you can think of is to read more books on marketing, and that doesn’t help you take the action that is needed to grow your business!

The good news is that it's possible to find more clients in a way that doesn't feel 'salesy'

Without knowing who your clients are, it is impossible to do any meaningful marketing. Instead, you find yourself shouting into the void, talking about things that no-one else is interested in, or resorting to simply saying 'hire me' over and over again.

Once you've done Connect With Your Ideal Clients, you'll be able to come up with a marketing message that you're excited to share and that will attract the people you want to work with.

Connection is the key to success!

Once you are clear on who you and help and how you help them, and if you feel genuine empathy for your ideal clients and confident that you can solve their problem, marketing can be fun:

even if you have never done any marketing before

even if you don't like social media

even if, right now, you don't believe it's possible for you.

What this course will help you do

Develop a clear vision

Use the guided prompts to paint a picture of a life that you really want, including work that you actually enjoy.

Realise what's holding you back

Identify the limiting beliefs that are stopping you from creating the editing business of your dreams and learn how to overcome them.

Learn how to take action

Start thinking differently about yourself and your business and create a marketing plan that you actually want to implement.

We're all different, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work when it comes to marketing. 

There's a lot of information available about marketing, but information alone is not enough. If it were, then you'd probably have read some marketing books and now be happily running a profitable business.

The reason it's so difficult to implement what we learn is that it requires a clear vision of who we help and how we help them, and then confidence to share our message with the world.

I have combined my years of experience as a freelance editor with my training as a mindset coach and my study of marketing principles to create an e-course that will help you feel like a confident and successful business owner. Our feelings are critical, because unless we truly embody the role of business owner, we will stay stuck in a situation where we are not telling anyone about our business and then simply relying on the few random enquiries that land in our inbox.

What's in the course


Stage 1: Reframe Your Beliefs to Take Action

The way you think about yourself and your business really is the key to success. If you have already decided that you can't do something, then it's going to be pretty hard to do it, because our actions are a consequence of our thoughts and how those thoughts make us feel.

In this module you will look at your beliefs about money, niching, marketing and selling. You'll learn how to reframe them into more positive but realistic light so that you are ready to implement what you learn in the rest of the course.


Stage 2: Listen to Your Heart to Create a Vision for Your Life

Before we go any further, we need to focus on you: what do you really want and how to do you need to be to get that? This will form the foundation of the rest of the course and, therefore, the foundation of your business.

In this module you will remember why you started your business, uncover your values that are most important to you and envision your future. You'll also choose a niche to focus on for the rest of the course and think about how you need to be to take marketing action.


Stage 3: Know Your Ideal Client to Build Empathy

Unless you know who you want to work with, you will find it hard to create a service that people need and are happy to pay for.

In this module you'll find out how to better understand your ideal clients: decide who you want to work with, learn what they want and know their objections to hiring an editor.


Stage 4: Create the Right Offer to Attract Interest

If you're not creating an offer that people want, no-one will buy from you — sad but true!

In this module you'll learn how to create an 'elevator pitch' that focuses on who you help and how you help them. You'll also learn how to package your services and price with confidence. 


Stage 5: Build a Network of Your Ideal Clients

There are SO many ways to grow your network that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The most important thing is to start with strategies that you feel reasonably comfortable with and that will make it easy to reach your ideal clients.

In this module you'll create a marketing ecosystem that works for you, to connect with your ideal clients.


Stage 6: Create Content that Connects

A common comment that I hear from editors is that they don’t know what to write about in their content marketing, whether it be on social media, email newsletters or blog posts.

In this module you'll talk about how to create content that has your ideal clients excited to work with you.

Many editors think that 'build it and they will come' is an effective marketing strategy. Sure, if you have been editing for a long time, you might have a big network of repeat and referred clients. But if you're starting your freelance editing business in 2021 and don't have any clients, you need to take action. 

There are lots of writers out there who need your help, but most people in the world don't understand the publishing process and don't really know how an editor can help them. That's why it's so important that you are demystifying the editing process and helping authors see how their work will be better after editing. 

Simply waiting for authors to work this out and then come and find you will probably result in very few, if any, clients.

So, that's the bad news.

The good news is that it doesn't have to be difficult to start marketing your business! The struggles that I see freelance editors having with their business are usually because of their mindset (they have decided they are not good enough or don't want to be seen), their reluctance to choose a niche (because they are scared that they will miss out on work, even though they don't really have much work right now) and their uncertainty about how to get started with marketing (because they don't know how or because they are overwhelmed after reading ALL the marketing books out there).

The other good news is that all of this is covered in Connect With Your Ideal Clients!

Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up

In-depth worksheets

Worksheets to help you work through your blocks and make a plan for your future business success.

Live Q&A

Two Q&A calls each month, to help you work through any blocks you may have.

A supportive community

A Facebook community where you can connect with others who are on the same journey.

Ongoing access 

Ongoing access to course content so you can revisit the material later as well as new material that is added later.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

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Jennifer Yankopolus

I finished the class knowing the steps I want to take to grow my business and with greater confidence in my ability to do so.

After contemplating taking Malini's course for quite a while, I am glad I took the plunge and signed up. I’ve been an editor for 20 years and have always hated the marketing aspect of running a business. The idea of promoting myself makes me cringe. I learned quite a bit about marketing, my goals, and what’s holding me back. Most valuable of all were the live calls. Malini is a gifted listener. She has an amazing talent to hear what’s hidden behind your words and ask you pointed questions to draw out deeper truths. 

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Anna S

I found the modules so valuable in breaking down my mental obstacles and inspiring me to actually do this work.

I've increased my rates and have started to work on language for my website and other places I have (or could have) an online presence. Most important, I've gotten into the habit of working on this every week without letting fear and excuses get in the way. Thank you so much for creating this course.

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Laura Whitmore

I would recommend this course for any editor needing that nudge to boost their income, and for me it  performed 100% as advertised.

Malini's positive outlook is realistic and grounded, and she’s supportive while also reminding you of other perspectives, choices, etc. 

About the course creator,

Dr Malini Devadas

I completed a PhD in neuroscience and worked in medical research before realising I enjoyed the writing more than the lab work. I've been a professional editor since 2004 and set up my own editing business in 2013.

I learned the hard way that without the right knowledge and the right mindset, it is difficult to attract the right clients and earn a comfortable income as a freelance editor. After working with some wonderful coaches and growing my business well beyond my early expectations, I decided to become a certified coach so that I could coach other editors to experience the success, ease and fulfilment I’ve been able to create for myself.

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Since doing Malini's course I have become much more comfortable with quoting, and I no longer second-guess my (much improved!) rates. I am more confident that my skills and services are worth what I ask, and in turn this has led me to make the most of other business opportunities I might not previously have considered – things I have a little more time for, now that the financial side of things is a little more streamlined and less stressful! More than anything, Malini has completely changed my money and business mindset. I can’t recommend this course highly enough.

Editor and writer

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Malini helped me to formalise my income goals and create a plan to reach them. I gained confidence in my decision to specialise as a freelance fiction editor - I knew I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I was able to examine and challenge my mindset around money and success, and learned how to truly value what I do. Within a few months of completing Malini’s course, I had raised my rates several times and was getting queries from and booking authors who are my ideal clients. Boost Your Editing Income is a must for any editor wanting to find direction and achieve their ideal working life.

Author and editor

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Malini’s course has helped me reset my mindset and my business. I have finally realised that in order to have a successful business, the model needs to be correct — and what I want — to attract the right sort of customers. Malini makes suggestions about how things can be and what choices you can make. Her course is like a structural edit – it offers the recipient new ways to shape the story that is your business.

Author and editor

Ready to grow your editing business?

I'd love to have you join our community of editors who are stepping into their confidence and putting their businesses out into the world. Will you join us?


do I really have to do marketing to get clients?

Yes! I know that a lot of editors hate the thought of marketing. But unless you have a network or an audience, how will anyone know about your business unless you tell them about it?

Think about all the writers out there who have no idea about editing or publishing and so never think to hire one. And think about the fact that the best way you can help an author is to edit their manuscript. Doesn't it make sense to promote your services so that more authors (the ones you want to work with) can get the help they need?

When you think of marketing as helping authors solve their problems, it will feel much easier.

I'm just starting my freelance business. Will this course help me? 


A lot of business owners spend way too much time creating a website or a logo or a business plan instead of getting clients. Of course, at some point you might need those things, but my belief is that getting clients should be the highest priority. No clients = no income!

i've had my business for a long time but i'm feeling bored with it now. would it be worth me doing this course?

It is not uncommon for experienced editors to want to change their niche. But when they think about making a change, it all feels too overwhelming.

The early modules of Connect With Your Ideal Clients help you work out what you really want to be doing with your business and your life. From there you can create a marketing plan to find more of the work that you feel excited about doing.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs A$850 + GST (approximately US$620 as of Jan 2022). For this price you get ongoing access to the course for the life of the program (at least 12 months) as well the the opportunity to ask questions and receive coaching through our online community and two live coaching calls each month.

Often, spending a significant amount of money on your business can feel a bit scary. Don't worry, that is totally normal – I know that feeling! For some, it can be motivating and inspire them do the work to get the most from a program. For others, it can be a relief, to know that someone is there to provide the help they need. And for others, it can be empowering, knowing that they are investing in themselves and their business. However, if the thought of spending this amount of money fills you with dread or anxiety because you will not have enough money to pay all your other expenses, then now is not the right time for you to work with me.

If you are ready, join the waitlist! 

Join the waiting list to be notified when this course opens!

Right now the course is closed. But when I'm ready to welcome more students I will contact people on the waiting list first. So sign up if you're ready to join us!


Money Back Guarantee

100% Money Back Guarantee

I'm proud of the course I have created. I've seen from previous students that if you do the work then you can make big changes to your business. So, if after doing all the modules and implementing what you learned, you decide that the course did not deliver what was promised, please email me (malini@editboost.com) within 30 days of enrolling with your completed workbooks for all six modules and I will give you a full refund.

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