Here we are at the end of 2011, my first full year of full-time freelancing.
One of the best parts of freelancing is getting to learn about so many different subjects and organizations and meet so many different people. This year I edited and proofread full-length books, reports for nonprofits, program proposals, web content, and blog posts on topics such as travel accommodations, studying abroad, personal finance, social impact, and management strategies. I researched and wrote about eco-friendly travel, sustainable restaurants, social enterprises, green living, workplace communications, and college readiness.
As a result of one travel content editing gig, I’ve become quite knowledgeable about small and mid-sized cities throughout the United States. Apparently, Yuma, Arizona, is the sunniest place on Earth. Appleton, Wisconsin, was the site of the first commercially successful electric street car company in the country. And during the winters in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, skiing was once the only mode of transportation. One day my head will be filled with enough trivia to go on Jeopardy!
I’m grateful to all of my clients for these opportunities and for being so pleasant to work with. Happy New Year, everyone!