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Marquette, MI, February 1, 2019—Award-winning author Tyler R. Tichelaar has released his twentieth book, and this time it’s not a novel or a history book, but a career-oriented book about being a freelance book editor. The Nomad Editor: Living the Lifestyle You Want, Doing Work You Love offers those who wish to work from home, use their English or communications degrees, and be their own bosses a look at the daily life of an editor, examining many of the skills needed for the job.
“There are many English majors and others who are highly educated and knowledgeable about the English language but can’t find employment in their fields,” Tichelaar said. “I was once one of them, having earned a PhD in English but being unable to find a tenure-track teaching position. However, once I published my first book, I found legions of people who needed help with their own books, so I began editing. Within a couple of years, I was able to become a full-time freelance editor. The Nomad Editor describes the skills needed to gain the same freedom and job fulfillment I enjoy.”
The Nomad Editor’s title refers to the freedom freelance editors enjoy—freedom to work from anywhere and travel the world—all you need is an internet connection. Patrick Snow, publishing coach and international best-selling author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur, provides the foreword. Each chapter also features an illustration by Kathy Kuczek. “Editors are depicted traveling the world,” said Tichelaar. “They are working on their laptops while riding camels or visiting landmarks. Of course, you don’t want to get sand in your laptop, but a picture is worth a thousand words in emphasizing the freedom and flexibility freelance editors can enjoy.”
Tichelaar assumes readers will be proficient in English grammar and punctuation. His focus is on the daily juggling act of editing and proofreading multiple clients’ books, setting up your business, bidding for work, writing cover text, working with designers, balancing work and personal life, and the advantages of being your own boss. Tichelaar also provides insight into how to find clients and grow your business, choose projects judiciously, and give back to your community.
“I feel blessed to do work I love from home and to travel when I want,” said Tichelaar. “I also get to meet fascinating people. I’ve edited books for world champion athletes, lawyers, doctors, millionaires, and romance novelists. I get to spend my days learning about religion, psychology, history, and a myriad of other topics, or solving crimes and journeying in imaginary lands with fascinating characters. I can’t think of any career I would enjoy more.”
Tichelaar is the chief editor at Superior Book Productions, a growing full-service editing, proofreading, book layout, and website design company he founded in 2008. He has a PhD in Literature from Western Michigan University and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in English from Northern Michigan University. He is the author of twenty books, including Haunted Marquette, When Teddy Came to Town, and The Best Place. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Writer Award in the Marquette County (Michigan) Arts Awards, and the Barb H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award. His novel Narrow Lives won the 2008 Reader Views Historical Fiction Award. In 2014, his play Willpower was produced by the Marquette Regional History Center with a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. He is the former regular guest host of the Authors Access internet radio show (2007-2012) and helped co-author the book Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers. He has been the president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association since 2008.
The Nomad Editor (ISBN 978-0-9962400-6-2, 6×9 size, paperback, 214 pages) is available at www.SuperiorBookProductions.com and www.MarquetteFiction.com, and at online retailers in paperback or ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play. Publicity contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review copies available upon request.