As Robert Burns famously said in his poem “To a Mouse,” “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men / Gang aft agley.” This post serves up a flight of links on various aspects of managing a freelance business and life events at the same time.
Jeanette Fast Redmond is a development editor, copyeditor, proofreader, and copywriter. She helps Catholic publishers, scholarly/university presses, nonprofits, and their authors to publish material that fulfills their personal, pastoral, and professional missions.
As senior editor for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Jeanette wrote the USCCB Style Guide. She also edited Forgiveness in International Politics, which won second place in the 2005 Catholic Press Association Awards (Pastoral Ministry category). Jeanette knows freelancing from both sides of the table. At the USCCB she was responsible for hiring and training freelance editors, translators, and indexers. Jeanette has also been freelancing since 2001 (full-time since 2010).