🎉Milestone! I’ve edited 1,000,000 words.

*In the voice of Dr. Evil

📢 ONE MILLION WORDS!

❓So, should I stop calling myself a newbie? 😆

One million words. That’s how many words I have proofread or edited since I started counting.

And I started counting in Feb 2018 when I established Cronshaw Editing.

Not bad, eh. Alongside teaching, too. 😅

🔢 The word counts of the projects are varied, too, with 571 being the shortest project up to 250000 as the longest.

47751 comes out as the average word length of my proofreading projects.

And as I move towards September, my capacity is increasing as I pick up one more proofreading/editing day per week, so, while it took 30 months to get to one million words, it may only take 18 months or so to get to the next million marker. We shall see.

🤓 Numbers only matter in as much as they are an indicator of experience. If you hear me refer to myself as a newbie proofreader, please correct me. I have a touch of imposter syndrome!

❓What helped you to feel more established within your industry? Was it the number of months/years under your belt? Was it a certain number of projects? Your earnings?

I’d love to know.

Published by clairecherryedits

CherryEdits.com Proofreading | copyediting indie fiction. Ask about my popular proof-editing service. CIEP IM.

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