You’ve submitted your online writing job and you are looking forward to seeing it and bragging to your friends about being published, then you receive a message requesting revisions. Don’t panic! As writers, we can sometimes feel defensive or wonder what could possibly be wrong with our work, especially when we work very hard to turn out something we are happy to put our names to.
First, take the advice of the editor as they usually have the ear of the client and you want above all to please the client. Also, editors know what the client is looking to achieve so if they recommend that you change wording, or add more keywords, trust that it is something the client wants as well as keeping your target audience focused.
If you are looking to impress your editor, it is best to do exactly as they ask, and if any of it is unclear to you, ask! You want to be considered for more online writing jobs, so getting along with your editor is key.
An editor is a writer’s best friend. They will help you clarify and improve your writing, and if you work well together they know they can depend on you to do everything you can to help them get the client the results they are looking for.
So, to reiterate: listen to your editor, follow their instructions as closely as you can, and ask questions if anything is unclear! Your editor will be happy as will your client and this can result in more work sent your way.
Moreover, the client may even be happy enough that they will continue to send more online writing jobs to you directly. So again, don’t be afraid of a revision, it’s actually a good thing!