Editor for Life: Sylvia Pollard, Freelance Book Editor and Composer

Interview conducted by Keith Goddard. 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: Sylvia Pollard, Freelance Book Editor and Composer

Editor for Life: Janice Dyer, Freelance Editor and Certified Professional Editor

Interview conducted by Keith Goddard. 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: Janice Dyer, Freelance Editor and Certified Professional Editor

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

So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 pm EST via Zoom for “So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors.” Are you unsure how to build your freelance client list? Do you have questions about the financial, clerical, and time management aspects of running your own editing business? In … Continue reading So You Want to Freelance? Helpful Advice for Students and New Editors

Balancing Cultural Sensitivity with Craft Featuring Sangeeta Mehta

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00 pm EST via Zoom for Balancing Cultural Sensitivity with Craft featuring Sangeeta Mehta. As writers turn to sensitivity readers to eliminate unintentional bias and stereotyping and to incorporate inclusive language and representation, more editors are offering this service. But while you might want to sound inclusive, … Continue reading Balancing Cultural Sensitivity with Craft Featuring Sangeeta Mehta

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 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