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Hey, new writer/editor here :)

Hi everyone,

I’m Romi, originally from Israel and have been living in Hong Kong for the past 5.5 years. I’m married, a mom to a 2-year old girl and expecting my second baby very soon!
After years of working on content writing/editing, copywriting, social media, content marketing and what not - I’ve finally taken the plunge to go in the freelance direction. I’ve just joined last week and right now offering my first gig of content proofreading/editing to see how it rolls; then later I believe I’ll add more gigs as I go :slight_smile:

I’m about to share this with my social networks to help spread the word, so I hope the orders start coming in very soon. I’m eager to get back to it after being a bit lost career-wise in this whole covid-19 situation.

Nice to be part of this community and looking forward to moving up and making this work! Feel free to check out my profile if you’d like, and I always appreciate any tips or feedback.

Cheers XO

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Hi Romi, welcome aboard! It’s a great time to go freelance, but just starting out has its frustrations. Be patient, and I hope your gigs are massively successful!

I checked yours out since I was just passing through, and I love the confidence that shows through in your descriptions. Great example of competence and individuality that I think will serve your gigs well.

And since you mentioned that you appreciate tips or feedback, I happened to notice a couple of minor things! :slight_smile:

I’m only seeing 4 tags (under your actual gig) being used at the moment, and you should have 5 available to you. I’d recommend making sure that all 5 are filled out.

You also have 4 skills (under your profile) filled out, and you should have 15 slots available for your skills. I would also recommend trying to make sure as many of those are filled out as possible, as long as they are relevant to your gig offerings. What areas of proof reading do you specialize in? Blogs, webpage content, ad content, etc? See if you can fill out your 15 available skill slots with those. For example, I’m a voice actor, so in my 15 available skill slots, I include the various spellings of voice over artist as well as the different types of voice overs I do - commercials, video games, cartoon characters, narration, etc.

I didn’t see any FAQ’s under your gig. Each gig allows you to include up to 10 FAQ’s, I would recommend making use of those to flesh out all of the little details of your gig. Do you work with certain genres? Can you work with other file types? What programs do you work with, what file types are your final deliverables? Etc. You go into some detail under Important Notes in your gig description, but you can also make use of FAQ’s to include more details.

Also, gigs! If memory serves, you start off being able to publish 7 gigs. If you provide proof reading in several different areas, once you’re comfortable with your first gig, don’t be afraid to use those other gigs to really be able to advertise those specialized offerings.

Anyhoo, sorry for the wall of text, but I hope you find any or all of that helpful! Good luck, and remember to be patient! :smiley:

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Hi!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check my profile and reply back - super helpful and I really appreciate it!

Re the tags & skills - tags should be 5 that’s weird! I’ll double check. For the skills that’s a great idea; I’ll make sure to dive deeper into it and add more, so will be easier to find me through search. I’m also currently reading a lot of tips and suggestions on how to improve my profile so I guess it’s all a work in progress :slight_smile:

For FAQ and extra gigs my way of thinking was first to set things up as a very initial thing, spread the word a bit and then see how I go. I know in life you always develop and correct things on the way so I guess I’m waiting to see which things are more crucial (for instance for the FAQ) but you bring up some solid ideas.
As for gigs, I’ve dealt with so many different aspects of content that I was a bit overwhelmed to immediately post different ones (1 for proofreading/editing, 1 for copywriting, 1 for content writing etc), so made more sense to me to start with 1 and roll onward. I’m a mom and expecting another baby soon so I think I wanted to see how I handle and manage my time first, capacity etc.

Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to write and I will most definitely use some of these suggestions! Good luck to all of us in these uncertain times :slight_smile:

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welcome to the fiverr community good to see you here

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welcome to the fiverr community

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welcome to the community best wishes

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