By S. Robin Larin—Launching a career as a freelance editor can be exciting, energizing, and just a little bit terrifying. So, what if you could have an experienced mentor—or 11—answer all of your questions about starting your business, developing skills, and attracting clients? Enter the “Ask an Experienced Editor” initiative by …
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
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?
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Spadina, 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 One of the best tools editors have to showcase their skills, outline their services, and expand their business is a website. But in order to be effective, a website needs to … Continue reading Generating Business Online: Build Your Skills in Website Creation and Discoverability
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
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?
by Indu Singh In the first chapter of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, the author poses a challenge to his readers: go a week without writing any of the words out of a list of what he considers pointless adverbs, including very, rather, really, quite, just, so, surely, of course, … Continue reading Book Review: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer
by Catherine Dorton and Paul Ling On Tuesday, October 22, Editors Toronto hosted a lively panel discussion with comics anthology editor Allison O’Toole, cartoonist Megan Kearney, and TO Comix Press founder Steven Andrews. These three industry pros were full of ideas and inspiration for comic book creators, anthology curators, editors, and anyone else interested in … Continue reading Recap of Editing Comics: From Concept to Publication