29 episodes

The Modern Editor Podcast, hosted by Tara Whitaker, goes behind the scenes of what it takes to run an editorial business in today’s world.

The Modern Editor Podcast Tara Whitaker

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The Modern Editor Podcast, hosted by Tara Whitaker, goes behind the scenes of what it takes to run an editorial business in today’s world.

    Running a Business During Tough Times

    Running a Business During Tough Times

    With so much turmoil going on in the world, it can be hard to stay focused and find the motivation to continue with business as usual. Recently, I’ve often found myself asking, What’s the point? Who cares where this Oxford comma goes? None of this matters when atrocities are happening every day. We can feel helpless and hopeless. So, how do we keep moving forward? In this episode, I’m sharing some of the things that I’m doing to help me move forward every day.

    • 11 min
    How Many Hours a Day Can You Edit?

    How Many Hours a Day Can You Edit?

    As a coach for freelance editors, one of the most common questions I get asked is about how many hours a day editors should be editing. And the answer is one of my favorites—it depends! In this episode, we’ll dive into specific questions you need to ask yourself that’ll help you figure out how many hours you should be editing in a day. Because (surprise, surprise!) it varies greatly for everyone.
    *Disclaimer: The math I attempted in this episode makes zero sense. I’m an editor, not a mathematician 🤣

    • 19 min
    What Does “Booked Out” Really Mean?

    What Does “Booked Out” Really Mean?

    In this short-and-sweet episode, we’re going to talk about what “booked out” means to you and if it’s something you even want to work toward (it might not be!). I want to stress that being booked out is not bad or wrong. And for anyone new here, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed!

    • 8 min
    How to Avoid (or Recover From) Burnout

    How to Avoid (or Recover From) Burnout

    *Content warning: This episode discusses depression, anxiety, and eating habits.*

    When you’re a solopreneur and wear all the hats, you can get too much on your plate very quickly. It accumulates fast, sneaks up on you, and suddenly you’re stretched way too thin. Your energy, motivation, and capacity quite literally burn out.

    In this episode, I talk about my recent experience with burnout, some warning signs and symptoms to look out for, and provide you with some tips that helped me return to my version of normal

    • 23 min
    How to Find Time to Get Things Done

    How to Find Time to Get Things Done

    It’s the million-dollar question: Where does all our time go? To help answer that question, I’m going to walk you through my process for figuring out where our time goes, what we spend our time doing, and how we can “earn” some of our time back.

    • 21 min
    How to Review and Reset Your Editorial Business Every Month

    How to Review and Reset Your Editorial Business Every Month

    It’s time to put on your CEO hat! I’m walking you through my monthly process of how I review my business in order to stay organized and wrap up each month.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Zoey Renee ,

Glad I found this

Starting out editing soon and am loving the knowledge and insight that this podcast gives.

Barbie Halaby ,

Discovered late in the game, still worth it

I have been running my own freelance editing business for 15 years, so I definitely wish I had learned of Tara’s podcast sooner, but it’s never too late. I find myself nodding along to nearly everything she says, and if I’m not agreeing with her, it’s because I’m thinking, “Huh! What a great idea! I’ll have to try that!” I love her supportive, no-gatekeepers attitude and the fact that she gets straight to the point. She really values my time, and I value her insights. I wholeheartedly recommend adding this to your podcast lineup.

MommaBookworm ,

Modern editing has a new voice!

When I found Tara’s podcast, I was reaching for any strand of hope for specific guidance for my freelance editing and proofreading work. I listened to the first four episodes in one serving. It was nice to hear a voice that shared what a new editor and new business owner needed to hear. I love that the episodes are on the shorter side. They are perfect bite-sized pieces.
Thank you, Tara, for putting this together! I have loved every episode! Keep it up! And congratulations on 10 years in business! No small feat! Hurrah!
~Vicki’s Red Pen

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