Running Your Editorial Business like a Pro

Don’t Just Edit Like a Boss—Be a Boss!

To be a successful freelance editor, you need to run a business like a boss. With the right training, you can do that quicker and easier.

When I became a freelance editor, I knew I would enjoy editing, but I had no idea how much I would enjoy the admin side of things. I love it! So I have spent time learning how to streamline tasks and have built processes and systems to stay on top of everything. Whether you love it or hate it, the truth is you have to run your business.

This course, which covers every aspect of the admin side of running your business except marketing, helps make running your business more manageable and, dare I say it, even more enjoyable.

Who this course is for

This course will help you either set up your business or fine-tune and improve your administrative processes.

  Brand-new editors or people who want to be editors: You will get the most out of this course because it will help you get your entire administrative side up and running.

  Veteran editors: Because you already have some of your admin pieces in place, not all the content will be relevant to you, but you will find plenty of tips to increase your effectiveness as a business owner.

If you already have a website and you love it, great; skip the website content and creation lessons. If you feel you’re struggling to manage your time or projects, then check out the project management unit.

With this course, you work at your own pace so you can continue editing as much as you want/need while also learning how to build or improve your business systems and management.

For a one-time fee, you get

  Clear to-do tasks laid out for you

  Examples from mine and other editors’ websites, templates, systems, etc.

  Video tutorials showing you how to use a variety of popular freelance management software

  Worksheets to help you complete some of the optional assignments

  Downloadable customizable templates and checklists

  Tools and resources for nearly every aspect of business management

  Feedback from me and other editors on your systems and processes

Check out what students are saying

“Covers the whole process in detail.”

“Even experienced editors can be inspired to improve their process.”

“Jam-packed with invaluable information.”

“Truly a worthwhile investment”

“Everything you need to get started.”

“Ton of ideas to help [experienced freelancers] level up.”

“Touches on everything you didn’t know you needed to know in an efficient and professional way.”

“Leaves you feeling completely prepared with all of the systems, processes, and tools you need”

“I will be coming back to the content again and again as I continue to streamline and improve my processes.”

  Learn like a boss, work like a boss, live like a boss

Why reinvent the wheel, struggle to figure out the best way to run your editorial business, or lose money with trial-and-error solutions when you can just learn from those who have spent the time and built customizable systems and processes for you?

And, sure, you can learn some tips and tricks from a book, but with this course, you get personalized feedback and answers to any of your questions on all admin topics, all in one place.

It’s time to be an organized, on-top-of it boss who spends less time admining and more time growing their business!

Enroll now and build or improve your business like a boss.


Scholarship Program: 

If you are a brand-new editor who has edited for less than eighteen months or has edited less than fifteen paid projects, you can apply for a scholarship to get the course at a discounted price.

Apply here. 



Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate


Course Instructor

Katie Chambers Katie Chambers Author

Katie Chambers, owner of Beacon Point, is a nonfiction and fiction substantive (developmental) editor and copy editor for independent authors, content writer and editor for business professionals, online teacher, and tutor. ​Visit her business website, follow or chat with her on Twitter, or connect with her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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What Others Have Said

Some really valuable information here!
By: melissa.a.macaulay

This is a good investment for new and seasoned editors alike. It covers the whole process (website-building, project management, invoicing, etc.) in detail, so that even experienced editors can be inspired to improve their process. I will definitely refer back to the course content in the future!

A Great Investment!
By: jentolnay

This course is jam-packed with invaluable information on running your own business. If you’re new to freelancing, there’s everything you need to get started, and even if you’ve been running your own business for a while, there are a ton of ideas to help you level up. The templates are very helpful, as are the video overviews and comparisons of various programs you can use to streamline your business. The forum provides a really nice way to connect with others and to get personalized feedback on all aspects of running your business. This was truly a worthwhile investment for me, and I’m excited to continue implementing what I’ve learned.

By: zfulkerson8

This course is PERFECT for people new to the editing business. I have been struggling to figure things out on my own, and this course has left me feeling confident moving forward. It gives all the information you need to start and run your business. I highly recommend it.

A Must for New Editors
By: britney

As someone who is still deep in the process of getting started as an editor and setting up my business, this is EXACTLY what I needed. This course walks you through every single aspect of the business management side of editing and leaves you feeling completely prepared with all of the systems, processes, and tools you need to run your business smoothly. I couldn't have done it without this information and I know I will be coming back to the content again and again as I continue to streamline and improve my processes.

I wish I had bought this course the day I decided to become an editor!
By: bjdavis878

If you're a new or aspiring editor and don't know how to start getting your administrative ducks in a row, this is exactly the overview you need. This course touches on everything you didn't know you needed to know to run your editorial business in an efficient and professional way.