I found out that one of my former supervisors—real salt of the earth—started his own publishing consulting business. I emailed him to see if he had any freelance editing work. He responded, in part:
"I have a domain, an email based on my domain, an LLC, an EIN, and business cards. I have absolutely everything except clients. And ambition. I'm short on ambition and I don't have any clients. But I'm happy."
Happy about what I wonder.
I've milked everything I can think of out of the NoVA area, to no avail. I have an unshakable feeling that my editing days are numbered. That in itself would not be a terrible thing. The problem is I can't figure out another way to earn a decent buck.