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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!


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


Atomic Habits

You Are a Badass at Making Money

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Year of Yes

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