I am currently an Administrative Specialist, focusing on contracts, budgets, and creating spreadsheets (so many spreadsheets). This is not my ideal job but pays decently. I would not be able to stay afloat without this and am afraid to make too many moves during a pandemic.
In the past (2009-2016) I worked as a Technical Writer and Editor. I also edit fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts and outlines when the opportunity arises. I have helped several people in my network get published for the first time with strategic edits. I have, however, been unable to turn this into an actual career. I want to work in the writing/editing field but would have no idea how to market myself/create a portfolio as 1) the majority of the technical writing and editing I have done is on confidential documents that I cannot share. 2) I don’t know how to convey the edits I have made on creative work.
I would love any suggestions for how to expand my work in this field, better market myself, or get attention as a technical writer/editor when I have not worked in that field for several years. Any advice is welcome. I do not want to stay in the administrative field forever; I want a career where I feel a sense of purpose. Thank you all in advance.