Freelancing for Publishing Houses 201 WEBINAR


This four-video webinar explores what it can be like to freelance for traditional publishing houses. Instructor Natalie Nyquist will highlight tips for finding work, walk through the most common types of work freelancers are contracted for, review the details of a sample proofreading and formatting checklist, and lead a mini boot-camp challenge in proofreading to test memory and experience.

This webinar includes four videos, which students can view at their own pace. Also included are a viewing guide and homework assignments with reflection questions.

During this course, editors will:

  • Identify the differences of freelancing for publishers
  • Walk through common challenges in finding freelance work with a publisher including:
    • What is essential in a resume and past experience
    • The editing test
    • The first project
    • Tips for ensuring continued requests for work
  • Study a sample proofreading checklist
  • Test skills (and frustration threshold?) on a tough sample proofreading exercise


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Instructor: Natalie Nyquist

Format: This is a Webinar, which consists of four one-hour videos with self-guided notes. You will be given access to the material within 24 hours of purchase.

Prerequisite: There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Level: Intermediate

Base price: $69 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Registration deadline: There is no deadline; this course is available at all times.

Course outline: Freelancing for Publishing Houses 201_Course Outline


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