Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of … Continue reading Editor for Life: Lee Parpart, Editor at Iguana Books
Editors Toronto paired with PWAC Toronto Chapter to present a panel on self-publishing. The following post is from the PWAC Toronto Chapter blog, Networds. Thanks to editor Suzanne Bowness for giving BoldFace permission to share the post. by Suzanne Bowness If you’re one of the unfortunate PWAC members who couldn’t make it to the self-publishing panel … Continue reading Reporting back on new directions in self-publishing: A summary of challenges, opportunities and resources
Editors Toronto paired with PWAC Toronto Chapter to present a panel on self-publishing. The following post is from freelance editor Michelle MacAlees's blog Many thanks to Michelle for giving BoldFace permission to cross-post this post. by Michelle MacAleese “Self-publishing [used to be] a scar; now it’s a tattoo.”— Greg White Last night [Tuesday, March 27, … Continue reading Notes on New Directions in Self-Publishing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6yobruEceA At the April 2016 meeting of Editors Canada's Toronto branch, Sharon A. Crawford, Ali Cunliffe, and Susan Viets spoke with editors about their considerable experience and knowledge on self-publishing from both the editor and the writer perspectives. Sharon A. Crawford, a former journalist, is a freelance memoirs and fiction writer, writing consultant and instructor, … Continue reading Video: Watch the panel discussion on editing self-published authors at our April meeting
By Nina Munteanu I’m a writer and an editor. I’ve written and published novels, short stories, and non-fiction books with traditional publishing houses and indie publishers. I’ve also self-published. As editor, I serve as the in-house copy editor for a publishing house in the United States and have acted as acquisition editor for several anthologies … Continue reading The moving target of indie publishing: What every editor (and writer) needs to know
By Valerie Borden The growth of self-publishing has created an exciting opportunity for freelance editors. To take advantage of this trend, it’s important to be aware of the many ways to market your editorial services and connect with self-publishing authors. Recently, I spoke with three editors who have experience in self-publishing, who gave me useful … Continue reading Tips for finding work editing self-published authors
By Denyse O’Leary If you Google "editing for self-published authors," you will see immediately that it is a growing business area. Forbes noted in 2012 that, in the United States, the number of self-published books with ISBNs had increased 287 per cent since 2006 (and had increased from 148,424 books to 235,000 in 2011). The Toronto Star … Continue reading Making the growth in self-publishing work for your editing business
By Denyse O'Leary University of Toronto demographer David Foot argues, “Demographics can explain two-thirds of everything.” Exaggerated? Maybe, but demographics can shed light on growth or decline areas for editorial services. The key demographic fact is that a certain number of children are born each year and no one can go back and change that number. Most of … Continue reading What difference do population trends make to your editing business?