I just signed up yesterday. I'm from the UK and am a self-taught retoucher and hobbyist photographer. I quit my previous career in legal advice due to ill health in 2014, and late in 2015 I decided to take up photo editing! With help and encouragement from a photographer friend and mentor, I've recently got to the stage where I feel my skills are enough to start looking for work and I have a new FB page recently gone online.
I found the forum yesterday whilst searching for help with a photo restoration project, and this seemed like a great place to get and share great tips and ideas, as well as continue my learning.