by Ann Kennedy I joined Editors Canada as a student affiliate looking for opportunities to network with “real live” editors. I was partway through the Editing Certificate program at George Brown College and already thinking past graduation. Three years on, I don’t remember my exact Google search term, but I was thrilled to discover that … Continue reading Joining Editors Canada forged my path!
Being a freelancer is much more than working in your pyjamas. For the privilege of setting your own hours, you also have to be your own boss, the sales team, the office manager, the bookkeeper, as well as the employee. Learn how in this seminar, which outlines the basic steps to your dream job. Part 1: … Continue reading Webinar: Starting a freelance editing or writing career
(Crown, 2017) by Jessica Trudel Do you find your day job fulfilling? If you answered “no,” Side Hustle is for you. If you answered “yes,” Side Hustle is also for you. That’s what author Chris Guillebeau gets across in the early pages of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. “Everyone should have … Continue reading Book Review: Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau
(Crown, 2017) by Alethea Spiridon Nicole Lapin knows what she’s talking about. She’s a wildly successful career woman who has blazed a path for herself as both a businesswoman (launching the CASH Smartwatch) and as a news anchor for CNN and CNBC. A boss bitch is the “she-ro” of her own story, Lapin writes on … Continue reading Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin
by Karen Kemlo Dr. Barbara Moses, known as “Canada’s career guru,” is a leading expert in work satisfaction and career success. This updated third edition of her best-selling book What Next? has something for anyone who is at a crossroads in their career or work life. From millennials starting out in their job searches to … Continue reading Book Review: What Next? by Dr. Barbara Moses
(Crown, 2017) By Alethea Spiridon Nicole Lapin knows what she’s talking about. She’s a wildly successful career woman who has blazed a path for herself as both a businesswoman (launching the CASH Smartwatch) and as a news anchor for CNN and CNBC. A boss bitch is the “she-ro” of her own story, Lapin writes on … Continue reading Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin
The resumé is often the first opportunity an editor has to woo a prospective employer or client and, as with all wooing, it’s no time for half-heartedness. For editors, their resumé is their first editing test. This seems obvious, but unfortunately, editors are not always the best at editing their own work. I’ve written, edited, … Continue reading The resumé, every which way: First things first
By Brooke Smith What does it mean to be a managing editor (ME) of a magazine? Well, I couldn’t say it better than the ubiquitous slogan “Keep calm and carry on.” Those five words are the key to the ME’s sanity. As the ME of a magazine, you are the arbiter of the schedule, making … Continue reading Managing the world of magazine editing