Editor for Life: Lisa Frenette, Associate Editor, Inuit Art Foundation

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: Lisa Frenette, Associate Editor, Inuit Art Foundation

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 ...

Executive Unplugged: Catherine Dorton, Co-chair

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 asked executive committee members to introduce themselves and their roles by answering a few questions. Meet Catherine Dorton, co-chair. She’s been a member … Continue reading Executive Unplugged: Catherine Dorton, Co-chair

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...

Editor for Life: Judy Phillips, Freelance Editor

Interview conducted by Adrineh Der-Boghossian. 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: Judy Phillips, Freelance Editor

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 …