How do I create my Reedsy profile?
You want to join Reedsy as a freelancer? Great news! The first step towards activation on our Marketplace is to create a profile showcasing your experience.
Your profile is your first interaction with potential clients, so take this opportunity to capture their attention!
Creating a profile takes 10–20 minutes. Here’s a handy list of what you need to include:
Profile picture: Be sure it’s a clear headshot or portrait of yourself (not a logo).
Short description: Pique potential clients’ interest in 140 characters. Be specific and highlight what makes you unique. Think very short elevator pitch!
Overview: Introduce yourself to your future clients in detail. Why should they work with you? Feel free to mention your interests, highlight your experience, your most successful projects, client testimonials — and be creative!
Services, sub-services, genres, and languages: Fill these out to help us match you with the right clients. Please only list the areas you specialize in.
Work experience: In a couple of lines, tell clients where you’ve worked and what your main responsibilities and achievements were.
Portfolio: Present the published books you have worked on. We suggest 2–3 books per genre. These URLs can be pulled from Amazon, Apple Books or Google Play.
Gallery: Add visual examples of your best work to stand out and grab the client’s attention.
What should you do if you cannot add books to your portfolio due to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?
First, add all the work you can share 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 email@example.com. This information will remain private and only be used to assess your portfolio.
For marketers, website developers and publicists:
Projects: Tell your future Reedsy clients about your successful projects. Include information about the previous client’s 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.
**Note**: Please do not refer to your personal website and social media handles in your Overview section. All client and professional interaction must remain on Reedsy, rather than on your own website, social profiles or personal email account. As explained in our FAQ here, communication outside of the Reedsy platform can open up risks beyond our control and may leave both clients and professionals exposed if a dispute arises. Any information that might help an author make a decision regarding a potential collaboration should be included in your profile. There should be no need to direct a client off of the platform, and doing so may result in the permanent closure of your Reedsy account.
Updated on: 03/24/2022