Episode 62: How can I show my value when I haven’t had paid editing clients yet?

By Malini Devadas

August 3, 2021


How can I show my value when I haven’t had paid editing clients yet?

Featured editor: Andrew Pelechaty

When you’re changing careers into the field of editing, it’s challenging to make a start and find paying clients. You can feel unsure of yourself and completely ‘green’, a newbie. But rarely do we start with a blank slate. We can make use of all of our professional experience and current contacts.

Today we’re talking about the situation my guest editor, Andrew, is experiencing. He’s done significant voluntary work as an editor and proofreader immersed in his sporting passion of rugby league. He’s also helped on projects with a basketball-journalist friend. In his league side-gig he’s managed a team of 20 writers, revealing project management as another hidden talent.

Despite the feeling that he’s starting from scratch with finding paid editing work, Andrew has plenty to offer. It’s all about positioning himself in the right way to attract his ideal clients. And also gathering social proof through testimonials from his pro bono work will help to demonstrate his value to potential clients.


If you want to find more clients, earn more money and have more free time, check out ‘Boost Your Editing Income’, my e-course and group coaching program.

Malini Devadas

About the author

Hi, I'm Malini! I've been a professional editor since 2004. These days, I work as a mindset and transformational coach, helping editors find more clients and earn more money.

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