Some of the highest-paid, most challenging and satisfying editing work is for government. But landing the projects can be as challenging and time-consuming as doing the work. This seminar covers the various ways in which governments at various levels farm out freelance and contract work. We will look at the complexities of getting on suppliers’ lists (and staying on them) and becoming a Vendor of Record, as well as how to get standing-order contracts and how to get work from them. The seminar will also cover the entire process of finding and responding to RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, and other government procurement documents. Finally, you’ll learn when to submit a proposal and how to do so effectively
Greg Ioannou, president of Colborne Communications and publisher at Iguana Books, began freelance writing and editing upon graduation from the University of British Columbia in 1977 (yes, he’s never had a “real” job). Greg has edited over 2,000 books, as well as magazines, booklets, brochures, government reports, and websites. He has clients in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He’s taught about a gazillion courses and workshops (mostly on editing-related topics) since the 1970s. He has served four terms as president of Editors Canada—in fact, he was the association’s first member when it formed in 1979.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9 AM to 12 PM
Registration – $115 members, $140 non-members (HST extra)
Early registration (to April 8) – $100 members, $120 non-members (HST extra)
Victoria College, Victoria University, University of Toronto
91 Charles St. West