Being a digital nomad: Or how to edit from the beach

By Rachel Stuckey I’m a digital nomad. For years I’ve told anyone who asked that I was a writer and editor (even though editing pays most of my bills). But lately, the way I work has been more interesting than the work I actually do. But I’m still getting used to saying “I’m a digital … Continue reading Being a digital nomad: Or how to edit from the beach

Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

(Crown, 2017) By Alethea Spiridon Nicole Lapin knows what she’s talking about. She’s a wildly successful career woman who has blazed a path for herself as both a businesswoman (launching the CASH Smartwatch) and as a news anchor for CNN and CNBC. A boss bitch is the “she-ro” of her own story, Lapin writes on … Continue reading Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

Retirement savings for freelancers: What you need to know

by Michelle Waitzman When you’re self-employed, saving for retirement is anything but simple. There’s no employee pension, no group RRSPs, and no steady paycheque to count on. I sat down with Aldwin Chin, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Toronto, to get his insights on how to save for retirement as a freelancer. This … Continue reading Retirement savings for freelancers: What you need to know

How to write a successful academic grant application

Editors can wear many hats. Sara Scharf dons a grant-writing hat, especially in the fall. She sees a great many applications and she has a few tips, which she has kindly given BoldFace permission to share from her blog.   I’ve been editing a lot of grant applications lately. To borrow from Tolstoy, good grant … Continue reading How to write a successful academic grant application

Report on ACES 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida

By Berna Ozunal This year, 591 people travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida, for the annual American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference held from March 23 to 25 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel—the second-highest attendance ever. I went to St. Pete’s for a few reasons this year: I enjoyed last year’s conference in Portland … Continue reading Report on ACES 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida

Book Review: Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

(Rodale Books, 2016) By Deepi Harish Most people talk about their dreams, yet few people do anything to achieve them. From start to finish, Hustle is a burst of inspiration to “do something. Do something that moves you. Do something that excites or energizes you. Don’t talk about it. Don’t dream it. Don’t plan it. … Continue reading Book Review: Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

Book Review: Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb

(Rodale Books, January 2016) By Jessica Trudel Not all editors are writers, but all editors are readers. The majority of us fell in love with stories when we were little, making friends with the characters on the page. Some of those memorable characters were inside TV shows, movies, and video games, too. Steve Kamb, the … Continue reading Book Review: Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb

Promoting accessibility in editorial businesses

By Christine Albert As a student enrolled in an editing program, I’m often asked to reflect on issues that may arise when working with clients. The discussion and module notes invariably focus on respect, clear communications, and diplomacy—about how the language of our queries and comments can affect authors. Yet, accessibility is rarely discussed, and … Continue reading Promoting accessibility in editorial businesses