Testimonials

Tara is an excellent coach. She freely shares useful information and takes the time to make sure you understand. She is accessible and always ready to help. She has played an integral part in the growth of my business.
Dolapo
Freelance Editor
Tara is a fantastic teacher. She shares her knowledge freely and responds to questions with impressive speed and clarity.
Catherine T.
Freelance Editor
Your coaching has helped me focus my energy on what matters most. Thank you!
Renate B.
Freelance Writer and Proofreader
Thanks for seeing me and helping me believe I can tie my spirituality interests to my technical skills.
Lauren Henderson
Freelance Editor
Taking the Freelance Editing Business Builder Coaching Program with Tara Whitaker was one of the most enriching and most empowering experiences I’ve encountered in a year where one could easily feel so helpless and succumb to feeling unproductive or insecure while on quarantine during a pandemic. The advice and knowledge Tara had shared with our group left us feeling so inspired and prepared to build our business no matter what your level of editing experience. She encouraged us to embrace our strengths and inspired us to keep learning about the editing craft while staying true to our authentic selves as we continue to build our brand identity.
Janice De Jesus
Freelance Editor
Thank you for your support and for believing in me (even when I’ve struggled to believe in myself). It was truly the best gift I could have asked for this year. Nothing compares to the authentic, compassionate, and encouraging wisdom you’ve offered me this year.
Gabby G.
Freelance Editor

Freelance Editors Club

Tara, from the bottom of my heart I mean this: your club has changed the trajectory of my business. It’s made me a better copy editor. You’ve introduced me to people who have become friends, clients who made a huge difference to my bottom line, and you make all of this FUN! I can’t imagine not being a part of the Freelance Editors Club!!! You’re absolutely one of my most favorite people, and your club is pure gold!
Kristina H.
Freelance Editor and Writer
Your club has been the most fulfilling thing I've done in a long, long time. And it happened without me having to force it...so ultimately, I know it's where I'm supposed to be. Our energies aligned, and the rest is history!
Lauren Henderson
Freelance Editor
Tara, thank you for taking this leap. You’re a gifted mentor, and you and the members of the club inspire me. You are my model for starting my own book club community, just so you know. Thank you for your generosity.
Neva T.
Freelance Editor
I’ve learned so much and gained so much courage in just three months of being part of this club.
Jackie C.
Freelance Proofreader
Days before signing up for the club I was an emotional mess. Starting your own freelancing business is not for the faint of heart (as you know). I was beating myself up about everything under the sun. The club helped me do a complete 180! I am so grateful to you, and I am more than happy to share all of this with you because I know how hard it can be to see the impact we have made on the world and others. You have been a complete gift, so thank you!
Gabby G.
Freelance Editor
I was just catching up with an old friend who also started a freelance editing business last year. She’s doing really well, but as she was telling me about some of her business decisions I couldn’t help but be so thankful for your workbook you sent as part of the Freelance Editors Club. I feel like I saved a lot of time and money because of what you shared!!
Kristina H.
Freelance Editor and Writer

Editing

Tara Whitaker's strong edits, sharp editorial queries and suggestions, facility with style, and friendly professionalism have made her an invaluable freelance copyeditor and proofreader. The entire team knows that we can rely on her to help us polish anything we throw at her, be it a travel guide, a cookbook, or even maps.
Bethany Larson Bloch
Former Managing Editor of Gatehouse Publishing
Tara is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She has a stellar eye for story and character development, as well as a great amount of creativity.
Stacy Abrams
Executive Editorial Director at Entangled Publishing
Choosing to work with Tara...has been the best decision I've made in my writing career. Her skills have helped me shape my rambling manuscripts into polished, professional books.
Erin Brown
Author