When Samantha Hendrix announced on LinkedIn that she had received an acknowledgement in a book from the author, it was a big deal.
Proofreading and editing are behind-the-scenes jobs, so being publicly thanked for her work was a reason to celebrate. It’s also a testament to her skills and contribution to the project.
Samantha is a graduate of my training program, High-Level Proofreading Pro, so I immediately congratulated her. Of course, I also asked for a video chat because I knew her story of how she started a proofreading and copyediting business from home would be inspiring.
If you’ve always known that you’re meant to work and live on your terms, and not someone else’s, you’ll want to watch my interview with Samantha.
Samantha took time out of running Hendrix Editing to chat with me about things like:
- How she juggles multiple projects working with publishers, brands, and agencies
- The different types of content she works with daily
- How she knew from an early age that the 9-5 cubicle life wasn’t for her
- Her two key tips for aspiring proofreaders and editors
- The big ways an editorial business has changed her life
I had a lot of fun chatting with Samantha, and am so happy that she’s created a life filled with freedom and creativity — one that allows her to live the way she wants.
If you want to learn how you can start a proofreading and copyediting business from home like Samantha, you can download a free copy of my eBook on freelance proofreading and copyediting. Grab Winning With Words here.
About Samantha Hendrix
Samantha Hendrix runs her business, Hendrix Editing, with her twin sister in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. She has a passion for language and a mild obsession with collecting grammar books. Her portfolio ranges from doctoral dissertations, to self-help books, to audiobook scripts, but her first love is YA and middle grade fiction. When not pouring over questions about comma placement, Samantha and her sister are often baking, spending too much money on yarn and video games, appeasing their furry overlord of a cat, and dreaming about their next trip to France. You can learn more about Samantha at hendrixediting.com and on LinkedIn.