Revisions are Part of being a Freelance Writer
When you complete a project as a freelance writer the first thing you do is send it to the client. At that point the waiting game begins. Are they going to like it? Are they going to hate it? Will they ask for revisions? While it would be nice if you never made any mistakes, it is not human. For this reason, it is common for a client to ask for revisions.
You should not see revisions as a bad thing. Some freelance writers think they did something wrong if the client asks for changes. You may not have hit the nail on the head the first time but this does not mean that your first draft was â€œjunk.â€ In fact, some of my clients ask for revisions no matter what I send them. They told me upfront that this would be the case, and I donâ€™t have any problem with it. When you revise a project it means that the client is going to eventually get something they are 100 percent satisfied with. And that should be one of your main goals as a freelance writer.
Donâ€™t get mad when you have to make some changes to your initial work. Yes, it will take time to go back and revise your work; there is no doubt about this. But in the end, it is part of being a freelance writer. Not everything you do is going to line up perfectly with what the client wants. Even if they give you very specific directions there is a chance that you could stray from what they ultimately want.
I see revisions as a good thing. It ensures that the client is happy, while also making me a better writer. In the long run, both parties benefit.