A quick life update:
I recently accepted a position at Lendio as their copy editor. Lendio is a fintech company that focuses on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs to obtain funding by matching them up with one of 75+ funding partners. The work we do allows those companies to get started, stay afloat, and expand.
It took some convincing for me to commit to a full-time employee position, but I was fortunate enough to contract with them for several months before the position expanded. In that time, I saw that Lendio treats their employees well and they give back, which I love.
Basically, if I was ever going to be coaxed away from freelancing, it was going to take the perfect situation. And I think I’ve found it.
Also, it doesn’t hurt that my manager is one of the most kick-ass women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, even if she IS a dog person. (Here’s a great article she wrote about what we do and why we do it.)
But what about freelancing?
Since I’m now working regular hours, I’m no longer freelancing. At least not much… I’m always open to a side project, especially if it involves editing fiction. Plus, I still have a few on-going commitments to honor.
Despite the change to my employment status, not much else is different. I still work from home and I still spend the majority of my day working with writers and editing. But now I do it with some benefits – and PTO!
Still, it all feels different because it’s all so very official. It’s been quite an adjustment after 9+ years of freelancing, but as I start my 4th week, I finally feel like I’m settling into this new adventure. I suspect it won’t feel completely real until I visit the office for the first time and meet the rest of my team in-person.
And now that I don’t have to spend time chasing down the next contract, I’ll have time for other activities, including more blogging and reading and a fun “home” renovation project. Stay tuned!