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 Arija Berzitis, secretary for the Toronto executive … Continue reading Executive Unplugged: Arija Berzitis, Secretary
by Indu Singh Volunteers are vital to our ongoing success, and we would like to spotlight members who have been generous enough to devote their time, energy, and ideas to our organization. To show our appreciation, we’ve done something a little different this year to recognize the important work of our volunteers. We invited volunteers … Continue reading Shining the Spotlight on Our Valued Volunteers
by Natalia Iwanek This month’s The Editors’ Vine* meeting took place on May 9, 2020, with guest speaker and freelance editor Lenore Hietkamp. The interactive discussion also featured 12 Editors Canada members and student affiliates from Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The group comprised a mix of seasoned and beginner editors, with many recent graduates … Continue reading Recap of The Editors’ Vine: Marketing with Lenore Hietkamp
by Natalia Iwanek As calls for isolation due to the threat of COVID-19 escalate, I find myself fielding inquiries about how to handle this situation. Although I cannot claim any sort of expertise, my freelance career and health issues have given me a fair bit of practical knowledge. Although their seclusion may not be as … Continue reading 7 Tips for Self-Care During Isolation and Social Distancing
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?
by Natalia Iwanek On Tuesday, November 26, we published the first part of a feature on freelance editing as an option for people living with chronic illness or disability. This is the second and last part of that feature. To read Part 1, click here. The editing community is incredibly diverse. I hope that by … Continue reading Freelance Editing: A Lifeboat for Those Living with Chronic Illness or Disability: Part 2
by Natalia Iwanek Call it a sixth sense or intuition but sometimes the human body is capable of warning us of impending danger. Although strange symptoms had plagued me for years, I simply attributed them to overwork or stress and continued with my regular routine. Unfortunately, January 25, 2017, was the start of my life-altering … Continue reading Freelance Editing: A Lifeboat for Those Living with Chronic Illness or Disability: Part 1
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 W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us who … Continue reading Editor for Life: Michael Mirolla, publisher and editor-in-chief, Guernica Editions