The Amazing Vanishing Editor
Two things happened in September:
A steady project restarted that I absolutely love. This work is developmental editing on online literature study guides for a well-known website. I did several of these last year, and when it started back up I was excited to get back into it.
And I was promoted at my day job (i.e., non-editorial work), which entails a much heavier workload and many more hours per week.
It was very difficult for me to make the decision to take the promotion, but in the end it's what's best for me and my family. This is not likely to be a long-term thing. I foresee being in this position for a few years at most, and then I will be right back where I was in August – doing everything I can to make editing my full-time career. Because it's the best, and I love working with you all!
But in the meantime, I am down to a max of 15 hours per week that I can devote to editing. This means I'm having to scale back on the work I take from some clients (even the ones I adore, like the study guides!) My turnaround time has increased, and I'm forced to end projects with some clients altogether. Trust me – this is extremely painful. I love doing this work. I've spent the past several years developing relationships with extraordinary people, and having to cut back is like cutting chocolate from my diet. (Which I've also done this year. It's been a hell of a year.)
If you're new to my site and are considering my services, and you're not on a tight timeline, please reach out to me. I will do my best to work with you. But if you can't see me being the right fit, let me direct you to the EFA. You'll find more amazing editors there than you can shake a stick at.
Best of luck to you, for whatever life has thrown at you today.