Freelance Tips from an Editor with ADHD, Part 2
In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how getting to know yourself well, setting up your environment for success and exploring scaffolding strategies are keys to freelance business success for editors with ADHD or other forms of executive dysfunction. In this article, I will share my next two tips: Embrace routines and self-care On […]
Freelance Tips from an Editor with ADHD, Part 1
Neurodivergent or neurotypical, freelance business owners share many of the same struggles: choosing a niche, finding clients, balancing admin time with billable time, juggling deadlines and allocating time, money and energy. In my previous article, I shared my story of how I discovered I had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as my editing journey was beginning. […]
Can I Be an Editor If I Have ADHD?
Can you be an editor if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? It’s a question I’ve been asked more than once, and one I see posted periodically in editor groups. It’s also a question I asked myself many times at the start of my career. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2016, the same year I […]
A New Editing Community Emerges: Neurodivergent Editors
The pandemic has tested our mental health time and again and taken it to its limits. It has also led to more open conversations about prioritizing mental health, especially on social media. In particular, this period has been difficult for people who identify as neurodivergent (ND) — people who have differences in brain structure and […]