How to Get Organized and Stay Productive When You Are Your Own Boss

Presenter: Sagan Morrow
Freelance editors face unique challenges: you essentially have two jobs with editing projects for clients and with running your business. In this session, you’ll learn how to manage your time and energy effectively when you are your own boss and you work from home... plus how to stay disciplined and improve productivity, without the burnout and overwhelm.

Edit Your Résumé for In-House Work

Presenter: Letitia Henville
Looking for ways to standout when applying to in-house positions? Why not start with one of your most important assets: your résumé! In this free webinar, writer and editor Letitia Henville will share with you how to craft a persuasive and winning résumé that highlights your past work experience, as well as how you can tailor your résumé to the different kinds of publishers.

How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers

Presenter: Cheryl Scoffield
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!

Estimating Editorial Costs

Presenter: Greg Ioannou
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.

Starting a Freelance Editing or Writing Career

Presenter: Christine LeBlanc
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.

Turning Your Editing Career into a Teaching Career

Presenter: Erin Brenner
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.

Showcasing Your Skills and Accomplishments in an Online Portfolio

Presenter: Letitia Henville
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.