Save your eyes! Tips to reduce computer-related eye strain

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

Retirement savings for freelancers: What you need to know

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

Book Review: Life without Envy by Camille DeAngelis

  (St. Martin’s Press, 2016) By Michelle Waitzman Camille DeAngelis is a novelist whose career has had its ups and downs. Like many writers, she often found herself battling self-doubt, jealousy, bitterness, and frustration. She decided that it was time to re-examine her beliefs about herself and her career and, most importantly, to examine her … Continue reading Book Review: Life without Envy by Camille DeAngelis

Getting to know you

By Michelle Waitzman The new year started with a bang for the Toronto branch’s monthly program. The first event of 2017 dispensed with the usual presenter–audience format and devoted the evening to speed networking. Nearly 20 participants paired off to get acquainted for seven to eight minutes at a time. Icebreaker questions were provided for … Continue reading Getting to know you

Next-level networking for freelancers

by Michelle Waitzman As a freelance editor, you know that networking is an important part of marketing. But the prospect of networking is unappealing to many editors. Freelance editors generally tend to be introverts who are uncomfortable when surrounded by strangers and forced to make small talk. It can be downright nerve-racking! Joining Editors Canada … Continue reading Next-level networking for freelancers