Writing and editing services is a growing field of work within the services industry, especially in today’s age, since it has taken prominence with the advent of the internet industry. Paid writing and editing services are usually offered by specific firms who provide writing and editing from their pool of writers and editors enrolled with them or by self-employed (freelancers) writers and editors who work individually with a smaller set of clients.
Most agencies or firms, who host writing and editing services, hire a team of in-house writers and editors, as well as bank on a connection of independent contractors to outsource some of their work. These specified firms deal with and assist a wide range of clients with their writing and editing services on a comprehensive array of subjects and genres, based on the abilities and expertise of their individual writers/editors. Some of the common services provided by writing and editing firms include writing original content, proofing, redacting/copyediting etc.
Independent writers or editors work directly with their respective clients, for instance with novelists or publishing houses, or provide their content services through writing and editing firms, or sometimes work through both modes. Independent writers are also likely to have added expertise in a particular form of editing for example, copy editing) and on a specific subject matter. For instance, writers and editors who work directly for authors and publishers work closely as consultants with them, and are commonly referred to as authors' editors.
Some of the common forms of services offered within this scope include scope business writing/editing, technical writing/editing, book writing/editing, manuscript writing/editing, novel writing/editing, fiction writing/editing, dissertation writing/editing, thesis writing/editing, portfolio writing/editing, online content generation-articles, blogs etc. writing, resume writing/editing and many more.