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    WendyMonaghan
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    Hi,

    I’m an editor/proofreader with my own business. I began freelancing part-time about 13 years ago when my two children were preschoolers.

    I kind of fell into editing, really. A contact who knew I was “good with words” asked me to have a go at editing the first edition of a magazine for a non-government organisation. The board was happy with my work and hired me as a contractor to edit future editions of their magazine, which became a successful quarterly. However, I felt I had a lot to learn, and so I joined my state society of editors, attended editing workshops and enrolled in a Certificate in Professional Editing and Proofreading.

    Now, ten years later, I am finally an IPEd-accredited editor with a reasonably successful solo business. (But, we’d all like to be doing better, right?) My work comes mainly via my website, some through word-of-mouth, and I have a few regular clients.

    My networking has largely been with other editors, mostly freelancers. I joined FS because I would love to expand my networking to include soloists in other fields of endeavour. I feel I still have lots to learn, and FS looks like a great resource and a terrific community.

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    Dave Gillen – Former FS Concierge
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    Thanks for joining us Wendy!

    Welcome aboard and we hope to see you getting involved. :)

    Dave

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    Tracey G
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    Hi Wendy,

    This is a great (and easy) place to branch out with your networking. Welcome!

    Cheers,
    Tracey

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