Freelance writer/editor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter is one of the first ACES freelancers; author of the Editorial Freelancers Association’s (EFA's) original "Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business" and co-author of the 2020 edition; co-author of the EFA's 2020 edition of "Resumes for Freelancers"; longtime EFA newsletter editor; owner of the An American Editor blog; creator of the Be a Better Freelancer® conference; and contributor to Richard  Adin’s The Business of Editing. She edits for publications, PR and law firms, associations, nonprofits, and independent authors in the arts, diversity, gardening, statistics, women's health, retirement, and more.