Sometimes you just need to hear something nice
I read Show Your Work by Austin Kleon a few months ago but, despite my best intentions, I keep forgetting to actually show my work. I set up a Pinterest board for the purpose but it’s sparse, to say the least.
So today, as I was designing a flyer for my proofreading services, I remembered the concept and decided to show my work on Twitter.
— Philippa Willitts: Freelance Writer & Proofreader (@PhilippaWrites) October 23, 2014
I was really pleased, then, to get the following tweets from a former proofreading client in response.
I really like proofreading. I know a lot of freelance writers do it just because it’s an extra skill they can offer, but they don’t really value it much. However, I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to fix things and improve somebody’s chances, so it’s absolutely lovely when I hear back from clients that what I did could have made a difference.