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…

Recap: Tax Help for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals (Part 1)

By Adrineh Der-Boghossian—Did you, like me, launch a freelance editorial business in 2020? Wondering what you need to file your taxes as a self-employed individual? Or perhaps you have an established freelance business but wonder if you’ve been overclaiming your business use-of-home expenses? An online presentation hosted by Editors Nova Scotia on January 22...

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 …

4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career

by Maya Berger Going freelance is no small undertaking, and it’s impossible to know everything about running your own editing business from day one. Self-employed editorial professional Maya Berger offers tips for those just starting out. 1. Your clients are not your bosses As a new freelancer, you may feel pressure to say yes to … Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My Freelance Editing Career

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

7 Tips for Self-Care During Isolation and Social Distancing

by Natalia Iwanek As calls for isolation due to the threat of COVID-19 escalate, I find myself fielding inquiries about how to handle this situation. Although I cannot claim any sort of expertise, my freelance career and health issues have given me a fair bit of practical knowledge. Although their seclusion may not be as … Continue reading 7 Tips for Self-Care During Isolation and Social Distancing

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