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?
Interview conducted by Sandra Otto. Our popular monthly program meetings often feature a jam-packed agenda. We like to keep our introductions short, so you can hear more from our panellists and less from us! It’s hard to do justice to the incredible wealth of experience these guests bring to the table, so we are offering … Continue reading Editors Unplugged: Get to Know Our Panellist for Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave. Map: goo.gl/maps/VRvEPVLumjmuHWbz8 In 2020, get the jobs you really want and stop working on projects you might regret later. Michelle Waitzman’s Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you? … Continue reading Making Smart Choices: Which Freelance Projects Are Right for You?
by Michelle Waitzman Editors sometimes have fun sharing—and inventing—collective nouns for various groups of creatures or people. When it comes to editors themselves, I propose to call the group “a generosity of editors.” When they gather in large (or even modest) numbers, editors are exceedingly generous with their knowledge, experience and wisdom. I was reminded … Continue reading A Generosity of Editors
by Michelle Waitzman Most people take dictionaries for granted. They are available to us, at home or at school, from the time we first learn to read. Those of us who work with words rely on them regularly. But few of us spend much time thinking about how a dictionary is put together and kept … Continue reading Book Review: Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
by Michelle Waitzman Can you tell whether a book was written by a man or a woman, based only on the words the author used? Is the road to hell (or at least to bad writing) paved with adverbs, as Stephen King once claimed? Do American authors write “louder” than British authors? If you’re intrigued … Continue reading Book Review: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve by Ben Blatt
by Michelle Waitzman Anyone who has considered (or completed) any of the Editors Canada certifications has probably reviewed Professional Editorial Standards (PES). But how were these standards developed, and what do they have to do with the day-to-day tasks of editors and proofreaders? Editors Toronto’s November program looked at PES through the eyes of four … Continue reading Post-script: Professional Editorial Standards in action
By Michelle Waitzman Working in front of a computer monitor all day, as most editors do, takes a toll on your eyes. Here are some tips on how to reduce the eye strain that can lead to fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and loss of concentration. Beware of Glare Glare is caused by light reflecting off … Continue reading Save your eyes! Tips to reduce computer-related eye strain