Last Wednesday I said my goodbyes as senior editor at Recorded Books and embarked on a new life running an editing business. Even after fourteen years with a company I love . . . Even after forming personal and professional relationships I hope will continue indefinitely . . .Even after spending nearly a third of my life as a Recorded Books employee . . .Even after all that, those first steps into my new endeavor felt . . .
Escaping office politics is one reason editors might want to embrace freelancing. Editors are often introverts who shy away from socializing, so freelancing would seem to allow them the freedom to do their work with less social interaction.