Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Steppin' out

Back in January I read a blog post from Brightened Boy in which he mentioned his internship with a literary agency and it sparked something in me. I thought to myself, "I want to intern with a literary agency." And so I sent out 6 applications.

Within a month I had landed an internship with an agent, and so began my education. By the end of April, I had landed a second internship with an independent publishing company. I have learned a lot in the last 7 months. And all thanks to a blogging buddy who posted about his own journey. That's the magic of our little blogging world.

Now Brightened Boy is joining the ranks of professional agent. I am so excited for him! And to think I knew him when. ;)

I, on the other hand, am taking on the mantle of freelance editor. My internship is up at the end of August. Before the month is out I should have a website to point people to for information. I'm not expecting millions of people to beat down my doors wanting service. But I hope that some people will. I think there are a lot of brilliant manuscripts out there that just need a little bit of refining.

I wanna help them stand out.


  1. This is great news! Don't hesitate to let us know about your editing services.

  2. OH MY GOSH, THAT'S SO AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations and good luck!!

  3. You must have learned a ton about the industry in those internships. Congrats on stepping out and the best of luck.

  4. Good luck with your freelancing biz. Cool that your internships gave you a foundation for all this.


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