by Stephanie Edwards Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash When we least expect it, we can be hit with something that disrupts our career. It may be getting let go from a job, losing a major client, or any number of events that can result in a significant bump to our career. Despite our best intentions, it’s often … Continue reading 7 Tips for Self-Management During an Unexpected Career Disruption
Beyond Spellcheck: AI for Editors
AI tools can provide assistance with writing and editing, but they can't replace human editors.
Technical Editing: A Rewarding Niche to Consider
Technical editing can be a painstaking process involving extreme concentration and acute attention to detail. There are few shortcuts that can be implemented. Despite that, after I established a logical workflow, it became a job I looked forward to—almost a Zen-like meditative procedure.
Streamlining Your Digital Life: An Introduction to the Elgato Stream Deck
by Maya Berger This bejewelled little box could be an efficiency game changer for editors. I recently got one, and I love how it’s already simplifying many of my everyday computing tasks, including opening all the checklists, time sheets, style guides, and web pages I need to start a new editorial project all at once, … Continue reading Streamlining Your Digital Life: An Introduction to the Elgato Stream Deck
ChatGPT and the Role of Editors
by Amanda Goldrick-Jones Photo by Neel on Unsplash Like many editors, I’m curious about the effect auto-writing generators like ChatGPT might have on our profession. As an academic editor, I’ve read much heated discussion about writing generated by artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots being dehumanizing and demotivating, and making plagiarism even easier. These are valid concerns, and I share them [for … Continue reading ChatGPT and the Role of Editors
How to Find and Apply for Government Communications Jobs
by Andrea Cole Photo by Sarah Baxter on Unsplash In 2020, I rediscovered my love of words and language as I began studying editing. I imagined starting my own part-time business and getting involved in educational content creation to match my teaching background. But, along the way, I realized that making a change might look a little different. … Continue reading How to Find and Apply for Government Communications Jobs
Editor for Life: Janice Dyer, Freelance Editor and Certified Professional Editor
Interview conducted by Keith Goddard. 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 us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Janice Dyer, Freelance Editor and Certified Professional Editor
What I’ve Learned about Niching
By Emily Haag By choosing an unusual niche (equine and pet businesses), I’ve managed to learn a fair bit about niching since I started my proofreading business. Some of it I’ve learned from the advice of others and some of it from my own mistakes. Photo by Thalia Tran on Unsplash Why did I choose to niche? I … Continue reading What I’ve Learned about Niching