As I look toward retirement (later rather than sooner due to the market's hit to my nest egg), I only see retirement in the sense that I'll be collecting Social Security and be on Medicare. I don't plan to or want to stop editing.
To that end, I've been trying to line up several freelance editing positions. I've got the nonfiction book editing and online article editing jobs in place, and I've applied for a "title proofer" position with the company for whom I edit articles.
Another one or two freelance income streams and I'll be set. The confluence of these rivulets could turn into the river that finally carries me away from the horror of my soul-smothering FT job.