Making the Grade with Middle Grade: Editing Books for 8-to-12-Year-Olds

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Location: via Zoom (details below) Since its inception, Annick Press has been a pillar of children’s literature in Canada and an innovator in publishing books for middle-grade readers. On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm via Zoom, editors Kaela Cadieux, Claire Caldwell, and Mary Ann Blair … Continue reading Making the Grade with Middle Grade: Editing Books for 8-to-12-Year-Olds

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Website to Find Clients

by Raya P. Morrison At the February 25, 2020, Editors Toronto program meeting, I co-hosted a panel with Ellen Keeble on generating business online. After Ellen’s presentation on search engine marketing (read more about that in her BoldFace article), she and I provided a live critique of a few Editors Toronto members’ websites. Some common … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Improve Your Website to Find Clients

How to Leverage Search Engine Marketing for Your Website

by Ellen Keeble What do you do? Why should I hire you? How to answer these questions and use them to make an effective website was the basis of a panel I co-hosted with Raya P. Morrison at the February program meeting. Whether you want to boost your visibility online, market your services, or write … Continue reading How to Leverage Search Engine Marketing for Your Website

A Zoom Interview with Editor and Poet Margo LaPierre

What it means to be an editor is different for each person in this profession. For some, editing is a set of skills to be mastered and executed to near perfection. For others, it is a creative collaboration that takes incredible imagination and a great ability to solve problems. One of the most difficult things … Continue reading A Zoom Interview with Editor and Poet Margo LaPierre

COVID-19 and March Program Meeting

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We have been monitoring the news and recommendations by local, national, and international health organizations in regards to COVID-19. While we love presenting our monthly programs, we would like to respect the call for social distancing, and in light of the escalating risks associated with COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the March 26 program, … Continue reading COVID-19 and March Program Meeting

Recap of Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

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by Alicja Minda The first Editors Toronto program meeting of this year, which took place on January 28, 2020, was especially relevant to freelance editors. Guest speaker Michelle Waitzman, a non-fiction writer and editor with experience in TV production and corporate communications, talked about ways to evaluate new opportunities to move your career in your … Continue reading Recap of Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

Generating Business Online: Build Your Skills in Website Creation and Discoverability

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Spadina, 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 One of the best tools editors have to showcase their skills, outline their services, and expand their business is a website. But in order to be effective, a website needs to … Continue reading Generating Business Online: Build Your Skills in Website Creation and Discoverability

Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing

by Anna Patricia Cairns The November 26, 2019, Editors Toronto meeting was unlike any of the other meetings I’d attended. The room was set up with an open circle of chairs to allow attendees to participate as mentors or mentees in an informal, face-to-face discussion. A second, inner circle of chairs was added as more … Continue reading Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing