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FAQ and general information for freelancers on Reedsy.
Can I represent my client after providing editing services?
Enjoyed working with your Reedsy author? Thinking of representing them as a literary agent? Over the years, we've received emails from editor-agents from our community asking about representing their Reedsy author after providing editorial services. While we believed this was unethical, the Association of American Literary Agents has addressed this issue with a recent update to its Canon of Ethics. Going forward, when an agent decides to represent their editorial clients, all editorial fee
Who can join Reedsy as a freelancer?
Reedsy is a curated marketplace of experienced freelancers; which means we only accept the best professionals in their respective fields. This is why so many authors entrust Reedsy with their book. To join Reedsy and start working with new clients, you first need to create a profile. Once you’re finished filling out your profile, we will review it and let you know if it is approved for activation on the Reedsy marketplace. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/8582e868-5611-45
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). **Sh
What happens after completing my Reedsy profile?
Here’s what to expect…. Once you’ve taken your profile to the 100% mark, it’ll automatically be submitted to our team for review. We receive hundreds of applications every week and only approve a handful of professionals. To give yourself the best chance, make sure you add as much information as possible, proofread your profile, and polish all the details 🤓 If you are selected to be part of our commun
My profile has been accepted. What now?
First off, welcome to Reedsy 🎉 We’re super excited to have you on board! Do I need to do anything else? Nope! Now that your profile is visible and hireable on the marketplace, you will start receiving requests from authors and be able to send back quotes for projects you’re interested in. A member of the Reedsy community team will schedule a welcome onboarding call to run through how things work and answer any questions you may have. Once I’m in, am I in forever? Yes, you prett
How do I add books to my portfolio?
Looking to showcase your work? This is how you can add your books to your profile 📚 The portfolio is the secret weapon for any freelancer — nothing proves your competence better than the actual work you’ve done! All you need is the URL of the books’ pages from Amazon, Google Play, Apple Books, or Reedsy Discovery. Here’s how it works: Go to Apple Books, Amazon US, Amazon UK or [Google Play](https
How do I make my profile 100% complete?
You’ve completed all sections of your profile, but it still says it’s incomplete? Here’s how to fix this! 🔧 Fill in all sections Make sure you’re filled in every field in your profile, including: A profile picture — this should be a clear headshot (and don’t forget to smile!); A short description — which will be the first thing authors see before clicking to see your full profile; An overview — to introduce yourself, highlight your best experience, and explain your
How do I add an intro video to my profile?
You've added your work experience, uploaded your portfolio, and now you want to help authors get to know you a bit better.. A great way to do that is to add short introduction video to your profile 🎬 Lights, camera, action! Before you press record, make sure you’ve prepared what you’d like to say. Here are a few more pro tips: Sit at arm's length and look into the camera; Try to keep the light in front of you, not behind; Start with your name, services you offer, and your work exp
How do I optimize my profile? 🚀
Profile Pictures: pictures of people expressing joy get 20% more requests We recently analyzed our freelancers’ profile pictures and found a strong correlation between the emotion expressed in a profile picture and the number of projects professionals get. Our findings are pretty fascinating, although not all that surprising. See them for yourself: Freelancers who expresses joy or happiness in their profile picture receive on average 20% more requests than those who look displeased,
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Editors
Want to join Reedsy as an editor? Here are some inspirations for nailing your profile! Editing is the most popular service on Reedsy: there is a great variety of projects that need refining out there. It’s important to ensure you’re sending the right messages and getting the most relevant project briefs delivered to your requests inbox. Getting your Reedsy profile right is the most important part to ensuring that you’ll find your perfect clients. Below, we share three editor profiles that
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Designers
Want to join Reedsy as a book designer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Being a designer on Reedsy gives you access to a fantastic range of book projects — whether you’re an illustrator, cover designer, or typesetter! To showcase your skills to those potential clients and make sure that projects requested are things you’re interested in, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. Here are three designers that got it just right. 1. [N
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Illustrators
Want to join Reedsy as an illustrator? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Being an illustrator on Reedsy means getting to numerous book projects brought to your inbox — no matter your genre of preference, we have a wide selection of clients for you! To showcase your skills and attract suitable clients, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. (Note: To sign up as an Illustrator, select the main “Design” service in your profile, then tick “I
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Marketers
Want to join Reedsy as a marketer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. The Reedsy marketplace is home to the world’s best freelance publishing professionals — and marketers are no exception. Top marketers can find indie authors to create long-term partnerships with here, so how can you also find and foster such working relationships? With a spot-on profile, of course. Let’s take a look at three successful marketers who did it just right. 1. [Micha
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Translators
Want to join Reedsy as a translator? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Translators are highly skilled individuals that bring your book to a whole new audience. As a translator, it’s very important that you convey how you can adapt a book for an entirely different reader group. Next, we’d like to share a few profiles of translators who really nailed their profile. 1. Ingrid Y. Pinpoints her speciality !(http
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Ghostwriters
Want to join Reedsy as a ghostwriter? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. Ghostwriters on Reedsy are a very special collection of writers. They come from all walks of life and bring a wide variety of talent and experience to the table. This is why as a ghostwriter, it’s especially important to use your Reedsy profile to convey your unique experiences and skills. Here we want to share the profiles of three ghostwriters who get it just right. 1. [Ja
Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Website developers
Want to join Reedsy as a web designer? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects. In today’s competitive book market, authors understand the importance of having a great website — they want one that helps them sell more books while simultaneously building their reputation as an author. Reedsy connects these authors with web developers like you, to help them turn their visions into reality. To help you create a client-attracting profile, we wanted to share the pr
How can I structure my fees?
The Reedsy system allows you to customize your payment schedule, depending on how you want to structure your payments. If you’d like to charge a flat fee for the project, just set the final pay date for the full amount while putting your quote together. Add an upfront payment by selecting the percentage you’d like to be paid upfront. Then if you need to split the payment up into installments, choose the number ofinstallments you’d like. The remaining amount to be paid will automatically be div
What is Stripe?
Reedsy uses Stripe for secure payment transactions. Stripe simplifies the payment process by automatically redistributing amounts to you and Reedsy. That is to say, you don’t have to withdraw funds deposited into your Stripe account — funds will automatically be moved into your bank account once payments clear. When your account is set up, there is no further interaction needed on your end. You will be paid on the dates set out in your payment schedule. Similar to PayPal, Stripe charges a fixe
How do I set up my Stripe account?
You can easily set up your Stripe account from Reedsy. Just follow the steps given below: Go to your Account Settings; Click on Payments on the upper left-hand side; and Click on “CONNECT WITH STRIPE” and follow the prompts to complete the sign-up process. Connect with Stripe **Please make sure to pu
Where can I find invoices and tax receipts?
Everything you need to know about taxes and receipts. Payment receipts for your services can be found in the “Payment” section of each collaboration. You can update your billing address and tax (VAT) information in Account Settings. All receipts for our Reedsy service fee can be found on your [Finances](https://reedsy
Does Reedsy add VAT to collaborations?
How Reedsy handles VAT and what you should know as a freelancer. As a UK-registered company, Reedsy needs to account for VAT on service fees charged to UK-based freelancers. VAT change Only freelancers based in the UK need to take VAT into account. Freelancers can refer to HMRC’s VAT guide if they have any questions about how to claim it back. Y
Know a professional who’d like to join Reedsy? Invite them and earn $100! 💰
Why not share the love by inviting them to join and earn both of you a $100 cash reward! Head to Invite a friend tab in your account, where you will find a special link you can share on social media. You can also invite friends by sending them a direct email through our system. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/ec5fb9501a877800/reedsy-referra