How One Woman Created The Freelance Editorial Business Of Her Dreams

When Rachel Mercer realized she needed a change in her life, she saw it as a chance to do something with her lifelong love of words. Growing up, she was obsessed with stories and was affectionately called a “word nerd” by her family. After careers in theatre and finance, she knew she wanted to have more freedom in her life, and took the steps to launch her own freelance editorial business.  

Rachel is truly passionate about what she does, and her clients no doubt benefit from her care and attention to detail. It’s no surprise then that she was able to grow her business quickly. Since she’s a graduate of my High-Level Proofreading Pro program, I couldn’t be happier to witness her success. 

When I chatted with Rachel about her business and how her editorial business has impacted her life, she was brimming with joy and enthusiasm. Now that she’s her own boss, she’s free to live her ideal life, which includes creating a homestead with her husband. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!

In my video interview with Rachel, we discussed:

  • How she grew her editorial business so quickly
  • The different types of content she likes to work with  
  • Her favourite ways to deal with Imposter Syndrome
  • How she prefers to market her business
  • How Rachel builds relationships with her clients that leads to continuous work
  • Why I think she’s ready to level up to “editor” status  
  • Rachel’s tips for people looking to start proofreading and editing
  • And lots more!

Want to have a freelance editorial business that you can run from home that gives you freedom and flexibility?

In my FREE masterclass, “The 4-Step Framework For Starting A Freelance Editorial Business,” you’ll learn how to start freelance proofreading and copyediting. You can sign up here to watch it now.

About Rachel Mercer


Rachel Mercer is a proofreader, copy editor, and editor based in the United States. She has a passion for stories, the theatre, and enjoys working with small businesses and creatives on a variety of content. She has a background in theatre and finance; she now shares her expertise as a finance editor. Rachel manages her editorial company, Mercer Editorial Services, from the homestead she runs with her husband and dogs. To learn more about Rachel, you can visit her on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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