Launching a Freelance Editing Business: Tipsheet

Launching a Freelance Editing Business: Tipsheet

From the January 23, 2002, meeting: Launching a Freelance Editing Business

Getting Started

The folks at Freelance Online have carefully thought-out information for anyone considering freelancing as a business.

Ongoing Resources

Yahoo!Groups. Sign in and get a Yahoo ID, then search on the following groups:

  • editorsforum: our own Editors' Forum discussion list.
  • editorsguild: discussion list for the Editors' Guild, an East Bay group.
  • Freelance: worldwide discussion of freelance business issues.

Bay Area Accounting and Tax Help

Susan Kopman, EA
1223 Solano Ave Suite 2
Albany CA 94706

Carol Epstein, EA
1250 Addison St., Ste. 100
Berkeley, CA 94702


Getting Legal

Most jurisdictions require a local business license, tax registration, and zoning for a home business. If you're using something other than your own name, you need to register a Fictitious Business Name as well. Check out these additional resources:


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