Meet the Freelance Editor Coach

Hi there! I'm Tara, and I help aspiring freelance editors launch their businesses from scratch. I've been a full-time freelance editor for over ten years and have worked on over 200 novels. When I'm not editing, I'm reading for fun, hanging out with my family, and most likely binge-watching something on Netflix.

  • Starting at $57/mo

Freelance Editors Club

Education, support, and accountability for freelance editors and proofreaders!


Tara is a fantastic teacher. She shares her knowledge freely and responds to questions with impressive speed and clarity.

Catherine Turner, freelance writer and proofreader

Tara's strong edits, sharp editorial queries and suggestions, facility with style, and friendly professionalism make her an invaluable freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

Bethany Larson, former Managing Editor at Gatehouse Publishing

Tara is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She has a stellar eye for story and character development, as well as a great amount of creativity.

Stacy Abrams, Executive Editorial Director at Entangled Publishing

Choosing to work with Tara...has been the best decision I've made in my writing career. Her skills have helped me shape my rambling manuscripts into polished, professional books.

Erin Brown, author

Tara is an excellent coach. She freely shares useful information and takes the time to make sure you understand. She is accessible and always ready to help. She has played an integral part in the growth of my business.

Dolapo, freelance editor

Taking the Freelance Editing Business Builder Coaching Program with Tara Whitaker was one of the most enriching and most empowering experiences I’ve encountered in a year where one could easily feel so helpless and succumb to feeling unproductive or insecure while on quarantine during a pandemic. The advice and knowledge Tara had shared with our group left us feeling so inspired and prepared to build our business no matter what your level of editing experience. She encouraged us to embrace our strengths and inspired us to keep learning about the editing craft while staying true to our authentic selves as we continue to build our brand identity.

Janice De Jesus, freelance editor

Turn your love of words into a profitable work-from-home business

Are you a bookworm with a knack for finding errors? Are you craving more flexibility with your schedule? Do you need to make more money for yourself and your family?

The How to Start a Freelance Editing Business Quickstart Guide takes out all the guesswork of creating your own business from scratch. Grab your free copy below!

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