This all made total sense, that is, until I received my first proofread only edit . . . and discovered I am not a proofreading editor. Because when I finished the "proofread only" edit, my client's manuscript had just as many notes and rewrite suggestions as when I tackle a content consult, and it took me just as much time . . . because I had given a content consult, not a proofread only. I simply cannot "proofread only." So I had to adjust my business. Might this mean I receive fewer clients? Sure. Not everyone wants a content consult or is willing to pay for one.
But when revising my own manuscripts (and they look like this while doing so . . .)
. . . it's no surprise when I edit someone else's manuscript online, it looks much the same.
So I updated my editing services to reflect what I learned about myself. And it's interesting, isn't it? Learning new things about ourselves, I mean, when we think we have ourselves all figured out. Have you learned anything surprising about yourself lately?