Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing

by Sharon Cozens Photo by Yasmina H on Unsplash So you’ve decided to transition from your current career to an editing one. Making a change, especially after many years in one career, can be scary, but with time, patience, and some careful planning, you can improve your chances of success and make the process less stressful.  First of … Continue reading Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Editing

7 Ways to Improve and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile as a Freelance Editor

by Tanya Mykhaylychenko Photo by Souvik Banerjee on Unsplash If you have a LinkedIn profile, it works for you 24/7. The more optimized and complete it is, the higher your chances of being found via searches and contacted. As the platform evolves, so should your activity on LinkedIn. Here are some ways to maintain and improve your profile … Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve and Maintain Your LinkedIn Profile as a Freelance Editor

Editor for Life: Patti Tasko, Freelance Copy Editor, Former Editor of “The Canadian Press Stylebook”

Interview conducted by Alicja Minda. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the Five Ws: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Patti Tasko, Freelance Copy Editor, Former Editor of “The Canadian Press Stylebook”

“It’s in the Twists and Turns of the Plot That the Magic Lies”: Editing Crime Fiction with Louise Harnby

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster and Alicja Minda. Louise Harnby is a professional fiction editor with 30 years’ publishing experience who specializes in working with independent crime, thriller, and mystery writers. Based in Norwich, UK, she is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). She is also one … Continue reading “It’s in the Twists and Turns of the Plot That the Magic Lies”: Editing Crime Fiction with Louise Harnby

Recap of “Ask the Editor Hive: Growing Your Business”

By Małgosia Halliop—The April 26 Editors Toronto program meeting was an online discussion on the subject of growing your editing business. Participants tackled such topics as raising rates and collecting payment, ways to find clients and build a relationship with them, and the benefits of the Editors Canada membership and certification, among others. …

Ask the Editor Hive: Growing Your Business

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00 pm EDT via Zoom for “Ask the Editor Hive: Growing Your Business.”  As editors, we each have our own unique experiences, expertise, and questions! This open discussion and members only event is a chance to ask your fellow editors questions about growing and sustaining a career … Continue reading Ask the Editor Hive: Growing Your Business

Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Clients

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. In the previous edition of “Editors Advise,” six editors recommended their go-to websites and books on grammar and style. This time we zero in on the editor-client relationship: handling … Continue reading Editors Advise: Dealing with Your Clients

Executive Unplugged: Amanda Clarke, Treasurer

We want to give the Editors Toronto members and student affiliates another way to get to know the executive and find out what is involved in being on the committee. So, we ask each new executive committee member to introduce themself and their role by answering a few questions. Meet Amanda Clarke, our current treasurer. … Continue reading Executive Unplugged: Amanda Clarke, Treasurer