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
By Rachel Stuckey I’m a digital nomad. For years I’ve told anyone who asked that I was a writer and editor (even though editing pays most of my bills). But lately, the way I work has been more interesting than the work I actually do. But I’m still getting used to saying “I’m a digital … Continue reading Being a digital nomad: Or how to edit from the beach
by Michelle Waitzman When you’re self-employed, saving for retirement is anything but simple. There’s no employee pension, no group RRSPs, and no steady paycheque to count on. I sat down with Aldwin Chin, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Toronto, to get his insights on how to save for retirement as a freelancer. This … Continue reading Retirement savings for freelancers: What you need to know
(Chronicle Books) By Christine Albert Time is a commodity that often seems to be in short supply. Recognizing the need for professionals to learn not only how they’re using their time, but also how to work more efficiently, Kari Chapin created Make It Happen: A Workbook and Productivity Tracker for Getting Stuff Done. A business … Continue reading Book Review: Make It Happen, by Kari Chapin
(Chronicle Books, 2016) By Jaye Marsh Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s oft-quoted words from his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden have stayed with me: "Sanskrit has 96 words for love, ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one." Given the English language's predilection for absorbing new words from many cultures, it … Continue reading Book Review: Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World by Yee-Lum Mak
By Shara Love There is little that I despise more than going out in crowds, especially at this time of year. With sub-zero temperatures, mounds of snow at every turn, and traffic everywhere, nothing sounds better to me than staying home and cozying up on a comfy sofa with a cup of coffee and a … Continue reading Maintaining mental health while working in isolation
Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster 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 W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Mary Norris, author, query proofreader, and keynote speaker at the Editors Canada Conference 2016
By Elizabeth d'Anjou Looking for advice on editing the editing life? Whether you're a beginner looking for tips on starting out or an old hand looking for another perspective, veteran editor Aunt Elizabeth is ready to address your queries. Submit them to [email protected]—you may find the answers you are looking for in next month's column. (1) … Continue reading Ask Aunt Elizabeth: To freelance or not to freelance?