Editing Distressing Content

Presenter: Heather E. Saunders
 Number of sessions: 1

Presenter: Heather Saunders
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 12 p.m., EST / 9 a.m., PST
Length: 60 minutes
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Type: Informational
Member price: $42.00 + HST
Non-member price: $60.00 + HST

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Sometimes editing can be psychologically and emotionally taxing. Learn how to identify, prepare for, cope with, and effectively review or refuse content of a distressing and/or disturbing nature.

How do you approach subjects that can be deeply disturbing, such as abuse, violence, death and loss?

Participants will learn how to

  • Identify personal areas of concern
  • Balance a passion for the work and the ability to detach
  • Create guidelines for reviewing distressing content
  • Prepare templates, backup plans, and procedures for refusing work and/or seeking self-care during distressing work

This webinar is suitable for editors at all stages of their careers who want to be better prepared to manage personally difficult and distressing content.

Heather E. Saunders

Heather E. Saunders, owner of Just the Write Type Editing, is a proofreader and STEM/medical editor. She presents at national conferences; teaches on topics related to editing, freelancing, and science communication; and is a board member for the Society for Editing (ACES).

Twitter: @h_e_saunders