3 Surprising Skills I Learned as a Digital Editor

By Madeleine Leznoff The world of marketing and commercial content creation can offer some valuable lessons for editors working in the online space. Having worked as a digital copywriter and editor, including on an e-commerce team, I learned early on that being successful entails having more than just writing and editing skills—in a sense, I … Continue reading 3 Surprising Skills I Learned as a Digital Editor

Editor for Life: Kerry Fast, Freelance Academic Editor

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: Kerry Fast, Freelance Academic Editor

Editor for Life: Mindy Fichter, Managing Editor, Canadian Paperbacks, Penguin Random House Canada

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. 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: Mindy Fichter, Managing Editor, Canadian Paperbacks, Penguin Random House Canada

Editor for Life: Laura Bast, Acquisitions Editor, Higher Education, Emond Publishing

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. 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: Laura Bast, Acquisitions Editor, Higher Education, Emond Publishing

Beyond Editing: From Medical Editor to Graphic Novelist

by Indu Singh and Ann Nam-Tran Le Editors Canada member Dr. Paul Ling certainly has taken the road less travelled. After a successful career in medicine as a surgeon and clinical professor, Dr. Ling detoured into health science editing, and then following his passion for nineteenth-century gothic adventures, took a turn into the world of art … Continue reading Beyond Editing: From Medical Editor to Graphic Novelist

4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career

by Maya Berger Going freelance is no small undertaking, and it’s impossible to know everything about running your own editing business from day one. Self-employed editorial professional Maya Berger offers tips for those just starting out. 1. Your clients are not your bosses As a new freelancer, you may feel pressure to say yes to … Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career

Recap of The Editors’ Vine: Marketing with Lenore Hietkamp

by Natalia Iwanek This month’s The Editors’ Vine* meeting took place on May 9, 2020, with guest speaker and freelance editor Lenore Hietkamp. The interactive discussion also featured 12 Editors Canada members and student affiliates from Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The group comprised a mix of seasoned and beginner editors, with many recent graduates … Continue reading Recap of The Editors’ Vine: Marketing with Lenore Hietkamp

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

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?