This same principle can be applied to artists and writers. Whilst tennis players revel in the glory of coming through long physical battles, they are always aware that without their team, they would not be the accomplished athletes they are, and it's the same with creatives. Look at self-published authors for example: without a solid and dependable copy editor, they most likely would not have a novel capable of earning 5* reviews from the public. And artists who are looking to showcase their work may not reach their audience without someone to help with social media and press coverage.
On first viewing, both tennis and creatives appear to be very solitary. However, this is not always the case. In the same way a tennis coach advises their player on how best to improve their shots, creatives can offer hints and tips to less experienced creatives on how to flourish. This can be through mentoring or by offering professional services, such as copy editing.
In order for this collaboration to be truly effective, the relationship needs to be a two-way street. Authors can see the benefits of their editor's work in their Amazon ranking, whilst the editor can add another satisfied client to their testimonials. A great testimonial is, after all, like getting a 5* review!
Above all, collaboration brings fun and enjoyment. It is a great way of meeting new people who are just as keen as you are about being a creative individual. By working together, you can help each other to grow, just like how Ivan Lendl helped Andy Murray break Great Britain's long wait for a Wimbledon champion.
We can all benefit from a little bit of help every now and then, and the creative industry is no exception. In fact, collaboration within the sector should be encouraged.
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