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2020 Editing Stats

Well, we’ve finally come to the end of this strange, strange year, so I thought it would be fun to take a little look back at my year in editing.


I started my editing business in April, so I really only have about eight months of data to share. Still, I’d like to keep a record of my stats year to year going forward, so we’re starting this year!


**I am not including my freelance educational work in these stats, as it's much harder to quantify.



Number of Stories Edited


9, which come to...

1,622 pages

400,303 words


Number of Changes Made


~6,810, not counting comments



Service Breakdown


Copyedits: 6

Proofreads: 3

Localization Edits: 0


Genres & Story Types


Short Stories: 2

Light Novels: 7


Fantasy: 7

Magical Realism: 1

Realistic Fiction: 1



Looking Forward


Going into 2021, I’d love to work with more independent authors! I’ve mostly been working with publisher and educational clients this year, and while I’ve enjoyed the experience immensely, I really do love helping indie authors on a one-on-one basis. (As always, you can get in touch by email if you'd like to work together!)


I’d also love to add manuscript evaluations to my available services. I’m still doing a bit of work in the background, preparing myself for what this means for my business, but there will definitely be an announcement here on the blog and on social media when that becomes available.


Speaking of social media, I also plan to get a bit better at it, ha. I don’t quite have the hang of Instagram yet, but I’m enjoying experimenting with different types of posts. Of course, I also want to keep the blog going strong (I still have lots to say, don’t worry!) and continue getting my name out there in cold emails to other publishers. No crazy lofty goals, but I’m hoping to continue expanding into the next year.



I’m wishing you the happiest possible New Year in the current circumstances. It’s been such a strange time for all of us, and we’re not out of the woods yet, but I hope the change on the calendar brings a bit of brightness into all our lives. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and I’ll see you on the other side.




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