For some people, summer is a relaxing away time from work. For others, it is the same routine just hotter (or colder). For me, it is a time away from my regular job, a time to work on getting my editing business off the ground, and a time to enjoy friends and family. To that end, we have some plans! Camping with Grandkidlets and friends, a few days in the wonderful San Francisco and just downtime to spend quality time with Huckleberry and the pup. Oh, and a chance to read like a crazy!! My other blog goes into books, book reviews, and food for those watching carb intake.
Getting a business off the ground is difficult and time-consuming. Researching tips online can reap a lot of good ideas, but it all takes time to implement. In the end it seems to be a numbers game—much like Time Share sales:) The more information you put out there, and the more contacts you make, the more likely some sort of positive response will be returned! So, I am sending brochures to the local businesses and putting ads in newspapers. With some of the brochures I am sending a “freebie” of sorts, pointing out a typo or two in their flyers or web content. We will see if that is too pushy or not:) On the work in progress side, I am still editing Huckleberry’s book. Fairly easy edit, as the authors are teachers, but their focus was on the story and it’s development, not spelling or grammar:) and things do change. He is also looking to self-publish. That is why there will be an addition to my site pages. One that is devoted to information about publishing and self-publishing, and the pitfalls thereof. I am hoping at some point that my business will not only be copy editing, but a place authors can go to get help and guidance, from the concept and development of their vision, to the finished and published product. That means more classes for me, and that is something I always enjoy!