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My Favorite Books for Freelance Editors

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I’m sure this won’t shock you, but as a freelance editor, I love to read!

I actually got my start as a freelance editor as a book blogger. I was working for a luxury hotel chain at the time and started book blogging because I was bored. As I was writing more book reviews, I started getting interested in editing and eventually landed an internship with a romance publisher.

As they say, the rest is history! I’ve been in publishing and editing ever since!

Even though I literally read for a living, I still love to read for fun on my own — even if I don’t get to do it as much as I used to. I’m often asked my favorite books for freelance editors, and today, I’m sharing my favorites with you!

EDITING + WRITING RESOURCES

The Chicago Manual of Style

The AP Stylebook

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

The Copyeditor’s Handbook and Workbook

The Best Punctuation Book, Period

The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Atomic Habits

You Are a Badass at Making Money

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Year of Yes

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