Yearly Archives: 2009

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

April 6, 2009

I’m not one to jump through hoops. I try to avoid them. In my professional career, I haven’t always had the required experience, but I’ve always had determination. And I still had that determination–and then some–when I started to freelance.

When I started freelancing after taking a break from working to take care of my grandson and help my husband acclimate to life after retirement, I didn’t do any planning. It never occurred to me … Read more.

All We Really Have Is Time

February 28, 2009

When I was younger, in either high school or my freshman year of college, I was always in a hurry. I remember complaining to my dad about a required class that I needed to take. I was annoyed because I thought the class was a waste. I thought it would be a better idea to spend my time taking a class I was interested in, not one that would make me a well-rounded student. I … Read more.

Consider your family when deciding to freelance

February 22, 2009

Okay, you’ve made the decision to tackle freelance proofreading and editing. Congratulations!! Give yourself a few minutes, or even days, to let this accomplishment sink in. Just deciding to take on a new venture can be exhausting and stressful. Then after you’ve made the commitment to begin this new adventure, think about how your decision will affect your loved ones.

You also need to look at what you contribute to your family, or around the … Read more.

Just who am I?

February 11, 2009

Just Who Am I?

Hi. I’m Cassie Armstrong. I have been a professional freelance editor and proofreader for three years. I have been the sole proprietor of MorningStar Editing for more than a year now. Before you think that this is all that I am, I have to burst your bubble. I’ve had many past lives before beginning my newest adventure. Those include teaching, working retail in a bookstore, being a staff writer with a … Read more.