This is part of an on-going series. On Instagram I get questions every week on subjects surrounding what I do. Subjects such as, 

  • Lightroom Questions
  • Editing Questions
  • And questions about what it is like to be a professional photo editor.

I make every effort to answer at least 1-2 of those question every week on Instagram. I add them here to the blog as well, to give folks every opportunity to find the answers their looking for, in regards to all things editing! 

Today’s Live Q+A is talking about what it takes to be a private photo editor. I get questions every week from people wondering if they have “got what it takes” to be a professional editor. The three questions I get the most are as follows…

  1. Do I need a special skill-set to be an editor?
  2. Does a take a “keen-eye” to edit professionally?
  3. And the question I get the most is this, “Do I have to have been a photographer to become a professional editor?

It might surprise you to know, the answer to all three of these questions is no! Watch this quick 1 minute video where I explain in more detail, why I believe anyone can become a professional editor!

To see all of the Live Q+A’s posted, CLICK HERE.

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If you have any questions at all about becoming a photo editor CLICK HERE, If you have editing questions, never hesitate to reach out. I am always here to help. DM me on Instagram @alisamccormick and let’s chat! I am an open book and love to help others grow on their editing journeys.


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