A New Business Venture

Hello! I’m Cassandra Henken, a newly-minted freelance editor (for hire)!

Like many, my life has been turned upside-down by the global pandemic. Three months ago, I lost my job. At first, I was upset–who wouldn’t be? I’m a mother of three, and I’m a homeowner. A loss of income could mean the loss of our home and, subsequently, an extended stay with my parents.

Thankfully, none of that happened.

After the initial shock passed, I began to look at it this way: I had been planning to quit, anyway, but there was always something keeping me there. Being laid-off meant I could no longer make excuses. I had two choices: wait for my position to become available again (on the off chance it ever did), or find a new career.

2020 has been a year of many changes–what’s one more, right? I’m confident this change will lead to only good things, though, and I’ll finally be able to wash away some regrets I’ve held on to for nearly a decade.

Eight years ago, as a young mother, I made a quick decision to settle for a degree I knew would help me find work, but it wasn’t the degree I had dreamed about since I was a young girl just learning how to read. Now, I’m older, wiser, less willing to settle, and in truth, a tad desperate–I’m going back to school for my English degree, and I couldn’t be more excited!

I’m new to the business of freelance editing, but I’m not new to writing, or even to editing. I’ve been writing fiction and poetry since I was 10 years old, and I’ve been editing fiction for nearly as long. It’s something I love doing. Helping a fellow writer reach the full potential of their ability is a rewarding experience, and I cannot wait to share in this journey with fellow writers.

For more information, please visit my About page.

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