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Friday, December 19, 2014

Quick Recap of 2014 and Sending Holiday Wishes

I tallied up my freelance copyediting hours to date for 2014 and also got a bird's-eye view of the year's heavy and slow months. Of course this varies from year to year.

But here's how my 2014 worked:

My slowest months (less than 100 hours worked in each), in this order from least to most, were: January, December (to date), October and July. It is normal for the publishing industry (even for Indies) to have a basic slow period from October to December each year.

My heaviest months (more than 200 hours worked in each), in this order from least to most, were: May, November, August and September. As you can imagine, my two heaviest months were back to back, which made August and September more than hectic.

But now, in my slow period, I'm able to get to stuff overlooked before in my house and yard, as well as more time for reading, fiction and nonfiction both. I'm happy with my year, professionally and personally, other than a recent bout of the thirty-day flu (not fun) and still not exercising (except for the occasional yard work).

I hope you had a great year too. Here's to a wonderful 2015. Merry Christmas, everyone! Have a safe and happy New Year.

"If your vocation isn’t a vacation, then quit, leap, change careers."

Denise Barker, Author, Blogger, Copy Editor
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