I've recently been looking at how to improve my hourly freelance writing rate. Obviously, there are two core components of this: the rates I charge and the speed I write. For my experience, I'm happy with what I charge. I don't see this as something that I can improve on in the short term. For now I want to focus on my writing speed. Do any of the other freelance writers here (or non-freelancers!) have any tips for improving speed? What does your hourly output tend to look like, factoring in the time it takes to edit and format? I know I've picked up some bad habits along the way, the major one being editing as I write, but I'm hoping to put this right. It wouldn't surprise me if it takes me more than twice as long to write my articles as some of the more efficient writers, so there's definite room for improvement!