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

How to Leverage Search Engine Marketing for Your Website

by Ellen Keeble What do you do? Why should I hire you? How to answer these questions and use them to make an effective website was the basis of a panel I co-hosted with Raya P. Morrison at the February program meeting. Whether you want to boost your visibility online, market your services, or write … Continue reading How to Leverage Search Engine Marketing for Your Website

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

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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?

Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing

by Anna Patricia Cairns The November 26, 2019, Editors Toronto meeting was unlike any of the other meetings I’d attended. The room was set up with an open circle of chairs to allow attendees to participate as mentors or mentees in an informal, face-to-face discussion. A second, inner circle of chairs was added as more … Continue reading Recap of A Discussion on the Business of Editing

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

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 In 2020, get the jobs you really want and stop working on projects you might regret later. Michelle Waitzman’s Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you? … Continue reading Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?

A Discussion on the Business of Editing

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 We are thrilled to have received amazing feedback from our members through our recent programming survey. As it turns out, many of you want more of a community feel to our … Continue reading A Discussion on the Business of Editing

How to manage translation and still have fun

by Alana Chalmers “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is one of those inspirational, yet anonymous, quotes that makes you want to hunt down that person and dump a pile of work on their desk. Or their beach towel. Because they probably have … Continue reading How to manage translation and still have fun

Let’s Talk Rates! How to Ask for What You’re Worth and Get Paid on Time

Learn about setting rates (and raising them) from long-time freelancers at the PWAC Toronto February seminar. Note, Editors Toronto members are eligible to receive the PWAC Partners discount. Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time: 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Location: Miles Nadal JCC, Room 318 (third floor) Why is talking about … Continue reading Let’s Talk Rates! How to Ask for What You’re Worth and Get Paid on Time