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

Editors Canada call for submissions

Making contact with a potential client is good, getting a potential client to sign a contract is better. Do you have a method you use in order to ensure that the potential client you make contact with becomes a client you contract with? Editors Canada wants to hear about the tips and tricks you use … Continue reading Editors Canada call for submissions

Seminar: Manuscript evaluation

Whether you work in-house or freelance, on fiction, non-fiction, or textbooks, you’ll sometimes be asked to decide if a manuscript is publishable. Even more intimidating, you’ll be asked to comment on how to make it publishable. If you’re new in publishing, you’ll likely be asked to take care of the slush pile. What do you … Continue reading Seminar: Manuscript evaluation

Webinar: How to meet people in a room full of strangers

Date: Wednesday, February 1 Time: 2 p.m., EST / 11 a.m., PST Length: 1 hour Language: English Member price: $37.50 Non-Member price: $50 Register now Description Have you heard the sage advice to attend networking events to showcase your company, build your list and find new clients to grow your business? But...You often end up standing around on the sidelines finding … Continue reading Webinar: How to meet people in a room full of strangers

Next-level networking for freelancers

by Michelle Waitzman As a freelance editor, you know that networking is an important part of marketing. But the prospect of networking is unappealing to many editors. Freelance editors generally tend to be introverts who are uncomfortable when surrounded by strangers and forced to make small talk. It can be downright nerve-racking! Joining Editors Canada … Continue reading Next-level networking for freelancers

Five steps to successfully editing for a controlling client

By Jessica Trudel To outsiders, editing seems like a very straightforward process: read a document, fix the mistakes, and rinse and repeat. What we editorial insiders know, though, is that no two editing projects are exactly alike. Think about it. Each project you work on involves a new and different client document intended audience purpose … Continue reading Five steps to successfully editing for a controlling client