Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Editorial Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

In this series, Editors Toronto members and BoldFace contributors share their experiences, insights, and tips on the practical aspects of working as an editor or writer. The previous edition of "Editors Advise" dealt with organizing your work to stay focused and maintain mental balance. For this edition, seven editors talk about their weaknesses and the … Continue reading Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Editorial Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Exploring Editorial Niches: Editing within the Financial Industry

Interview conducted by Alicja Minda. Editors work in many different sectors and roles and can specialize in various subject areas. In this series we explore various editorial niches as well as career choices and opportunities for editors beyond traditional publishing. To start off, we’re talking to Jona Rhica Mejico, co-chair of Editors Toronto and a … Continue reading Exploring Editorial Niches: Editing within the Financial Industry

Editing as Care Work

By Alison Dowsett—As a freelance editor, it’s easy to fall prey to the fate of many freelancers across industries: the fate of over-delivery. Recently, I was telling my partner about an unconscious decision I made that resulted in significant scope creep. It happened while I was working with an independent author. I was reading the third story in ...

Recap: Tax Help for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals (Part 2)

By Adrineh Der-Boghossian—In this two-part series, I summarize some of the information that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Liaison Officer Charbel Saab shared with participants at an online presentation hosted by Editors Nova Scotia on January 22. In Part 1, I explored the tax forms small businesses are required to complete, the books and…

First Steps to a Freelance Editing Career: Mentors by the (Almost) Dozen

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 …

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

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?