Have you been surprised to discover how difficult it can be to find clients for your editing business? When you don’t have enough clients it makes it really hard to find the confidence you need to put your prices up. But when clients are scarce you end up taking anything that comes your way, regardless of how badly it pays. You are then in a cycle of working long hours for little financial reward and no energy or confidence to search for better-paying clients. It can be tough.

I've been in the editing industry for 17 years and it saddens me to see how many talented editors there are who make a difference to their clients’ lives but don't make enough money to live on.

If editors didn’t bring value to the world then no-one would hire us. If it didn't matter whether an author’s story flows, or whether a scientist’s argument is logical or whether a business owner’s website is free from typos then we wouldn’t be needed. But editors ARE needed. And yet many are not charging a fee that reflects their time and skills. In Boost Your Editing Income, I’m going to show you how to change the way you think about your business and your skills, which will help you charge more and hear the word ‘yes’ from more clients.

Over four weeks you will: 1) look at the vision you have for your business; 2) determine what you really want to earn in your business and work out what you really need to charge; 3) understand how having a niche can increase your income and help you feel excited about your business; and 4) create a marketing plan that you will actually implement.

But more than that, you will start to see yourself and your business differently. Having insight into your own mindset is so important when you run your own business. And I'm here to help you do just that.

What you get in the course

  • Workbooks

    Each module comes with an extensive workbook that will help you dig deep into the mindset issues that are stopping you from creating the editing business you desire.

  • Live calls

    You can ask questions or seek guidance on your struggles during the group coaching calls each month (times to be determined). If you can't make it to the call live then you can watch the recording.

  • Marketing advice

    Module 4 focuses on marketing strategy. Once you have done the mindset work you will find it much easier to implement the advice provided.

  • Facebook community

    Connect with and support other editors in the private Facebook group. Belonging to a community of like-minded people can help keep you on track as you take action to grow your business.

  • Ongoing access

    You will have access to the materials for the lifetime of the course (which I anticipate to be many years to come). This means you can come back to the content anytime you want. I will also add and revise content over time.

  • Mindset mastery

    Make the most of this opportunity to explore your own mindset and the beliefs that may have held you back in the past. You may be surprised at the stories that you are telling yourself!

What's included

Each module includes the following elements:

  • Short videos to keep you focused on the tasks

  • In-depth workbooks that explain the theory

  • Worksheets that help you reflect on what needs to change

Course content

Each of the four modules will include training for you to go through in your own time at your convenience, worksheets to take what you're learning and put it into action, and a follow-up Q&A with your instructor to ask questions and make sure you are moving forward.

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to the course!
    • How to use this course
  • 2


    • Calendar of live calls
  • 3

    Module 1: Your vision for the business

    • Module 1 Video: Exploring your true vision to build the business you really want
    • Module 1 Workbook: Bring your business vision to life
  • 4

    Module 2: Your money mindset

    • Module 2 Video: What you think about money affects your income
    • Module 2 Workbook: Make your income goals achievable
  • 5

    Module 3: Your message

    • Module 3 Video: Why your message is not about YOU
    • Module 3 Workbook: Communicate with your ideal client
  • 6

    Module 4: Your marketing plan

    • Module 4 Video: The best marketing plan is …
    • Module 4 Workbook: Create your marketing strategy
  • 7

    Q&A replays

    • Q&A 17Feb21
    • Q&A 18Feb21
    • Q&A 24Feb21
    • Q&A 25Feb21
    • Q&A 03Mar21
    • Q&A 04Mar21
    • Q&A 08Apr21

About me

Malini Devadas

Malini Devadas

Hi! I'm Dr Malini Devadas and I can't wait to work with you to help you grow your editing business.

I completed a PhD in neuroscience in 1997 and worked in medical research before realising I enjoyed the writing more than the lab work. I started my editing career in 2004, working inhouse at a small consultancy firm; in addition to learning my editing craft, I also learned a lot about running a business.

In 2013, I set up my own editing and writing coaching business. Since then, I have spent much time studying marketing and coaching and realising that mindset is the biggest thing holding back most sole traders. I work as a coach so that I can help other editors increase their income by valuing their own skills and taking marketing action.

In this course, I have included the concepts that I think are fundamental to running a business. Until we are confident about why we set up our business and who we want to help, it will be difficult to do effective marketing.

Course dates

The course is always open for enrollment and you can work through the content at a pace that suits you.


Abigail Nathan, Editor and Writer

I’d been freelancing for many years before I did Malini’s course, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing. But Malini goes beyond the simple scope of teaching you how to calculate what you think you NEED to earn as a freelancer and encourages you to recognise and understand the VALUE of your personal skills and expertise. Perhaps most importantly, she reminds you that 'money' isn’t a dirty word!

Since doing her course I have become much more comfortable with quoting, and I no longer second-guess my (much improved!) rates. I am more confident that my skills and services are worth what I ask, and in turn this has led me to make the most of other business opportunities I might not previously have considered – things I have a little more time for, now that the financial side of things is a little more streamlined and less stressful! More than anything, Malini has completely changed my money and business mindset. I can’t recommend this course highly enough.

Geneve Flynn, Author and editor

Malini helped me to formalise my income goals and create a plan to reach them. I gained confidence in my decision to specialise as a freelance fiction editor - I knew I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I was able to examine and challenge my mindset around money and success, and learned how to truly value what I do. Within a few months of completing Malini’s course, I had raised my rates several times and was getting queries from and booking authors who are my ideal clients. Boost Your Editing Income is a must for any editor wanting to find direction and achieve their ideal working life.

Dianne Wadsworth, Gumhill Proofreading

During the course I learned that I do value my skills. I am 'sticking to my guns' and quoting what I believe I should quote (whether I win the work or not). I have worked out how many hours a week I should work to achieve my goal annual income. My workflow is now steadily increasing as I am getting recognised as a valuable asset and customers know I will charge them a reasonable fee for quality work.

Karin Hosking, Editor

When I did Malini's course I was relatively new to self-employment and while I was getting plenty of work (mostly via word of mouth recommendations) some of it involved tasks I didn't really want to do, or people who were difficult to work with, or saw me working ridiculous hours to meet unrealistic deadlines. I was afraid that if I turned offers down the work might dry up. Malini helped me become clearer in stating what I did and didn't want to work on, which in turn has helped me to be more selective about which jobs I accept, and more confident in negotiating with potential clients over work scope and time frames. My business is thriving, my clients are plentiful and happy, and I'm achieving a better work-life balance now.

Antonn Park, Blue Flower Editing

Before doing Malini's course, I struggled with having too many interests and the content on my website was not compelling enough for the target client. Doing Boost Your Editing Income, I learned that I needed to specialize, which would then help my marketing efforts. I also needed to refine my marketing strategy. Since then, I've had a steady amount of work in the field I specialize in. Also I feel more confident charging the prices I do since the specialization leads me to constantly learn and read more about the field.

Susi Bailey, Editor and proofreader

I have been an editor for more than 30 years, but despite this I was stuck in a rut of working for low-paying trade publishers and keen to gain advice on how to break out of this and realise my potential. The course was an opportunity for me to spend time examining my business, working on my marketing, and thinking about my income from an entirely different perspective I hadn’t considered before. As a result, I have created a website that focuses on my niche (it’s a work in progress!), have put up my rates, and am looking to market my services more widely to build up a new client base. Malini helped me realise the value of my skills and experience, and I would thoroughly recommend her courses to anyone who is looking to boost their business!


  • Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

    I am proud of the course I have created and have seen from previous participants that if you do the work you can make big changes in your business. However, if, after doing the first module, you decide that this course is not for you, please email me at malini@editboost.com within one week of enrolling with your completed workbook for Module 1 and I will refund your money.

  • I'll be away for some of the next 4 weeks. Does that matter?

    No problem. You get access to the course for the life of the program (which I'm anticipating to be for many years to come) so you can work through the course material when it suits you.

  • I still have questions. Can you help me?

    Sure! Send an email to malini@editboost.com and I'd be happy to discuss the course further with you.

Is it time for your income to reflect the value you bring to the world?

Investing in yourself is the first step to honouring the value of your work. This course requires you to show up, do the work and participate to see the results. Are you in?

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Pricing options

Choose between a single payment or a 3-month payment plan. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents