Since I started freelancing, books on writing and editing have literally become my bread and butter. When you’re new to any craft, there’s generally a bit of floundering (or overconfidence resulting from ignorance) involved. I’m currently working on a post about my first six months of official freelancing, but one thing is sure: I’ve grown a lot.
In the beginning, I read interviews with other freelance editors such as Rayo and Joy, and watched YouTube videos from others, like Mollie. I also took a couple of online courses, but what has made the most significant difference in my writing and editing has been reading books about both subjects.