You’re probably realizing by now that a book may need not one, but two or even three edits before it’s publisher ready. How much time and money you want to spend on editing is up to you, but it’s a necessary step no matter what you’re publishing.
You’ll have the best chance of becoming a successful editor if you learn to keep your clients hooked on your brand. Make sure that your client’s experience with you is one that they’ll never forget–in a good way. This goes beyond sending them their edits on time. Doing the minimum expected isn’t enough to keep a client loyal to you in the long run. Be the editor who goes the extra mile to make a client feel cared for.