As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to write copy for their websites that addresses the client's needs and is more persuasive.
As a result of attending this session, you will learn best practices for writing and editing emails.
Have you heard the sage advice to attend networking events to showcase your company, build your list and find new clients to grow your business? But...You often end up standing around on the sidelines finding it hard to start the conversation when you're faced with a room full of strangers. If you get nervous and stumble all over your words when trying to meet people, you're in the right place!
The most intimidating part of freelance editing is knowing what to charge. Estimate too high, and you won't get any work. Estimate too low, and you can guarantee yourself a life of poverty. This webinar looks at the two major aspects of estimating: knowing how much to charge per hour (or page or word), and understanding how to assess how much work each manuscript will need. It gives examples of estimates for projects that range in scope from a short story to a major government project, and also demonstrates and evaluates some online estimating resources.
Being a freelancer is much more than working in your pyjamas. For the privilege of setting your own hours, you also have to be your own boss, the sales team, the office manager, the bookkeeper, as well as the employee. Learn how in this seminar, which outlines the basic steps to your dream job.
There are dozens of programs out there that provide editor training, and they all need teachers. Sharing your expertise with new editors is not only rewarding but also profitable! In this session, Copyediting co-owner and publisher Erin Brenner will discuss how we learn to edit, what editors need to know to become editing teachers, and the holy grail: where to find teaching positions.
Taxes, HST/GST, revenue, expenses... When you work for yourself, your business finances are your personal finances, and if you're not careful, things can get very messy! This webinar will help you learn how to run your sole-proprietorship finances.
This webinar series will draw on examples of editors’ online portfolios to help you determine what kind of portfolio you want to build, what content you might include in you portfolio, and whether and how to integrate a portfolio with your existing website.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to start your own freelance business. You’ll know how to register for a business name and HST number, how to start marketing your services, and what to track for basic bookkeeping and taxes.
Charging, collecting and remitting sales taxes is just another administrative nightmare for many self-employed editors. In this session, you’ll find out whether you need to register to collect GST and other sales taxes, which clients you need to bill for which taxes, what you need to pay to the CRA and your provincial government and when, and how to pay as little as possible.