You want to join Reedsy as a freelancer? Great news! The first step is to create a profile showcasing your experience.

In many ways, your profile is like a book cover or a portfolio: it’s your first interaction with potential clients and your opportunity to shine. Profiles are also used by the Reedsy team to determine whether or not you will be selected to be part of the Reedsy marketplace. In fact, building a profile is a required first step before you can offer your services on Reedsy.

Creating a profile takes 10–20 minutes. Here’s a handy list of what you need to feature:

Profile picture: be sure it’s a clear headshot of yourself (not a logo).
Short description: pique future clients’ interest in 140 characters. Make sure you’re specific and highlight what makes you unique.
Overview: your opportunity to introduce yourself to your future clients. Why should they work with you? Feel free to include highlights of your most successful projects, client testimonials — and finally, be creative!
Services, subservices, genres and languages: this will help match you with the right clients. Only list the areas you specialize in.
Work experience: tell people where you’ve worked, and a couple of lines detailing your main responsibilities and achievements.
Gallery: visual examples of your work will help you stand out and grab a client’s attention.

For editors and designers:
Portfolio: present the books you have worked on. We suggest 2–3 books per genre.

For ghostwriters:
What can you do when you cannot add books to your portfolio due to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

First, add all the work you can and complete the rest of your profile. Next you can do one (or both) of the following:

Request client permission to list the books in your portfolio;
Send the books you’ve worked on to yana@reedsy.com. This information will only be used to assess your portfolio and won’t be listed anywhere.

For marketers, website developers and publicists:
Projects: tell your future clients about your successful projects. Don’t forget to add information about the brief, visual examples of your work and stats showing the outcomes of the project.

Want some extra tips? Find out how to make your profile stand out here.
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