I am a big fan of Social Media!

I am a big fan of social media. Those who think it is waste of time are actually unable to understand the potential of social media and kind of outreach and connectivity it offers. In this post I am sharing my recent experience.

I have just completed the manuscript of my book on career development. I needed a professional editor for editing and proofreading of this draft.

A simple status update on facebook and linkedin “I need help from a professional editor who could edit my book about 60-70 A4 pages English off course” and a tweet with hashtag #Editing #Book resulted in seven positive responses, of which two companies were from UK. These companies were ProofProfessor and WiseWord Editorial. Both agreed to do a sample edit of one page. Turnaround time was only couple of hours and rates were fantastic!

Those who contacted me via linkedin were also professional editors based in Pakistan. Facebook friends came forward and offered free of cost help.

It was simple and effortless exercise!

Social media is certainly not about wasting time, but capitalizing on the enormous linkability with professionals who are out there in the marketplace…. There is only one condition, use it productively and reap the benefits, if you don’t know, learn and ask those who know the art of social media!

About the author

Hammad Siddiqui Decoding the Mystery of Career Development- Life coach & Career Advisor-Traveler-Trainer- Authored "Bootstrapping Your Career" and three eBooks -26 Yrs Exp in International Development - A passionate Trainer, Blogger and social media strategist - Qualified from US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management. Loves reading, traveling, mentoring.

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