By Siobhan McMenemy—I began my career in scholarly publishing 23 years ago, after working briefly as a bookseller and, before that, a doctoral student. Alongside the bookselling, I took on occasional freelance editing jobs and completed a certificate in publishing. I’ve never wanted my education to come to an end, which is the …
Exploring Editorial Niches: Conversations with Editors in the Environmental Communication Field
By Małgosia Halliop—When I started up my freelance business in 2021, I was keen to connect my experience in environmental and nature education with my writing and editing background. I decided to do what has always served me well as a learner: be curious and ask lots of questions. So, I spoke to six …
Editors’ Picks: Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Editor in Your Life
By Alicja Minda—During the holiday season, we are bombarded with ideas on what to buy for the special people in our lives: family members, partners, friends. There are gift guides broken down by age, interest (for movie fans, for yoga lovers), and even occupation (for teachers, for chefs), yet I’ve never seen a list …
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?
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?
Recap of Editing Comics: From Concept to Publication
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
A Generosity of Editors
by Michelle Waitzman Editors sometimes have fun sharing—and inventing—collective nouns for various groups of creatures or people. When it comes to editors themselves, I propose to call the group “a generosity of editors.” When they gather in large (or even modest) numbers, editors are exceedingly generous with their knowledge, experience and wisdom. I was reminded … Continue reading A Generosity of Editors