Did I ever tell y’all I started my own editing business back in college? Nawl? Oh. Well, yeah. I started my own editing business back in college.
It was called Ko-Edit (clever, I know) and it was hella legit. I mean I had an official logo, business cards, price quotes, the whole shebang. Whenever my classmates needed help writing or editing their papers, I would hook them up for a small fee. I had a cool lil hustle going until I eventually let Ko-Edit fall by the wayside. But over the years, editing people’s stuff remained a hobby of mine (’cause generally, when people know you’re a good writer, they basically see you as spellcheck in human form). Close friends and family would always hit me up asking me to look over and/or fix up something. Over the past few years or so, I’ve edited everything from résumés, to cover letters, to essays, to professional emails, to a book that is now published on Amazon. Most of which I’ve done for free (with a few exceptions, like the book) because I genuinely enjoy utilizing my gift for written word to help others.
A couple days ago, this guy I know hit me up asking if I could polish up an email script he had put together to send to potential partners of his party production company. I said sure. So he sent me the content and requested a price quote. After reviewing everything to get an idea of the amount of work that needed to be done, I sent him my quote, he agreed, and I got to work. Long story short, he loved my edits and I got paid for doing them. And that, my friends, is what we call a win, win.
So today, in the spirit of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (not to be confused with the Easter bunny) on this Resurrection Sunday, I am officially bringing my editing services back to life. They’ve been listed on my professional website for a while now, but I’m publicly announcing it here so y’all know it’s real. With that being said, below is a list of my editing services, which can also be found at www.KoriWinters.com/services:
- Résumé building and boosting
- Cover letter writing and consulting
- Copy editing and proofing
- Publications (i.e. books, manuals, magazines, etc.)
- Web content
So if your content needs some #Werk, holla at ya girl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#MajorKeyAlert: I didn’t just write this post to promote my newly revived hustle. I also wanted to encourage y’all to figure out what you love to do and do it. As I’ve said before, we all have something unique to contribute to this world. When people see you operating in your gift, they will be willing to pay you for it without you even having to ask. And when your passion is the motive behind what you do, you won’t ever have to chase money — eventually, the money will start chasing you.
P.S. The title of this post came from this dope book I just added to my “Get My Life” reading list called Werk 101: Get-Your-Life-Together Guide by Koereyelle DuBose. Go cop it so we can read it together!