Without writers, there would be no editing; but without editors, there would be no good writing.
I consider myself primarily a writer for now (after all, my business is called LittleZotz Writing, not LittleZotz Editing); however, I have a passion for both fields and feel myself more and more divided as time goes on. (LittleZotz Editing may become a real thing at some point!).
Both freelance writing and editing are pretty darn great. There are a lot of pros to both!
There are also a lot of cons though…
Let’s take a look at some of the basic “pros and cons” for each, shall we?
The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing
Pro: You Get to Write.
There’s nothing quite like creating something from nothing. You go from staring at a blank page to a page filled with words that originated from your head. Look at this blog post, for example! A second ago there was nothing on it and now there are just about 200 words. How amazing is that? And to get paid to do that? Even more amazing!
Con: You Don’t Always Get to Write What You Want
As a freelance writer, you don’t always get to choose what you write — even if you choose who you write for. And even topics that you enjoy can become boring when they’re being written for someone else, or under strict creative restrictions. Read more ›