The Business of Writing & Editing

ebook Practical Tips & Templates for New Freelancers

By Sagan Morrow

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Do you like the idea of working from home and owning your own business... but you're just not sure where to start?

Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer or editor, and wondering if that type of work is right for YOU?

Have you done a little research into freelancing and found it altogether too overwhelming... so that you have more questions now than you initially started out with?

This book can help!

The Business of Writing & Editing will provide you with all of the basics of freelancing, from starting your business to setting your rates to managing clients and more.

When author Sagan Morrow decided to quit her 9-5 job and launch her full-time freelancing business, she wished that there was just ONE go-to resource which would have all the answers to her questions about freelancing. And now, based on her own experiences, she's written the book she wished she had when she was starting out as a freelancer.

In this comprehensive resource, you'll get...

  • Practical tips to help you with your new business and your new lifestyle.
  • Personal anecdotes for what works (and what doesn't) as a home-based small business owner.
  • Ideas for networking, marketing your business, and how to thrive with your home office.
  • Templates you can start using right away for your freelancing business (including an editing checklist, a business plan template, a sample invoice and more!).
  • Answers to some important questions you might not have considered about being a freelancer.
  • Step-by-step guide for finding clients, managing slow and busy times, and how to succeed as a new business owner.

    Sagan Morrow has a degree in Rhetoric, Writing & Communication, with a decade of experience as a businesswoman, blogger, and copywriter across a variety of industries.

    In addition to her blog,, where she provides extensive articles and free resources for new & struggling freelancers, she also teaches practical online courses to empower new freelancers as they grow their own successful businesses. Sagan is based in Winnipeg, Canada.

    Connect with Sagan on Twitter & Instagram: @Saganlives

    What readers are saying...

    "I read this book as I was starting my new business, and it made my life that much easier. The practical tips for leveraging your network and social media kickstarted my business, and the templates, especially the daily maintenance checklist, taught me the basics. If you're looking to start an editing or writing business, pick up a copy of this book!"

    - Hannah

    "The Business of Writing & Editing has literally been life-changing for me! Freelancing used to be such a hazy concept in my mind, something that I knew people did, but I was never exactly sure how they did it, the variety of work it could entail, or if it was actually possible to make a living from it. But after reading Sagan's book just once (and I plan on reading it at least a couple more times), I have a clearer picture of what freelancing can look like, and I have decided that it is something I want to pursue. In fact, I've already started taking steps to make the transition from my current 9-to-5 to full-time freelancing! The chapters in this book are clear and concise, the tone is friendly and personable while still be informative, and there are plenty of Appendixes with checklists and sample templates of invoices and contracts and the like in order to help get you started. I recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely considering becoming a...

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