So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 pm EST via Zoom for “So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors.”

Are you unsure how to build your freelance client list? Do you have questions about the financial, clerical, and time management aspects of running your own editing business? In our first program of the 2021–22 season, Greg Ioannou, editor and owner of Colbourne Communications and the hybrid publisher Iguana Books, and freelance editor Letitia Henville share their advice on how you can begin and develop your editing career. Greg will discuss what potential clients consider when hiring an editor while Letitia will provide tips and tricks on how a freelance editor can market themselves and grow their business.  

About the speakers:

Greg Ioannou

Greg Ioannou is a freelance editor and owner of Iguana Books, a hybrid publisher that hires a lot of freelance editors. Greg’s experiences with other freelancers have mostly been fabulous, but occasionally they’ve been…less than fabulous. Over the years, he’s learned ways to avoid working with unfabulous freelancers.

Photo of Letitia Henville

Letitia Henville (she/her), PhD, is an award-winning instructor and editor who helps researchers to articulate their goals to an audience of their peers. She lives and works on the unceded, stolen territory of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people on the land now called the Dunbar region in Vancouver. Letitia is a cheese-loving misanthrope, and she writes the monthly advice column “Ask Dr. Editor” for University Affairs. Her first name rhymes with militia.


6:55 pm — Zoom meeting opens

7:00 pm — Opening remarks 

7:05 pm — Greg Ioannou

7:25 pm — Letitia Henville 

7:45 pm — Q&A

Want to join us?

To reserve your spot, click the following link:

Editors Canada members are entitled to free entry. Find a promo code in your email or contact us at [email protected]

Non-member admission is $7.

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