In this 60-minute webinar, Letitia Henville—a former in-house grants editor, and now the author of the monthly University Affairs column Ask Dr. Editor—will share details about the written and unwritten rules that grant applicants should follow, describe how research grant peer review committees work, and share resources for learning more about this rewarding and lucrative subfield of academic editing—including information about how to find freelance and in-house work in this field.
If you're struggling with productivity, it's probably because you're using productivity strategies that aren't a good fit for your personality. In this training, you'll learn how to choose productivity techniques that work with—rather than against—your personality. Throughout this process, you'll discover which productivity methods work best for your learning style, plus how you can conserve your energy throughout the week (while making awesome progress with work tasks!)
You’ve successfully launched your editing business: you have a few clients, have a handle on business administration, and even market. You’ve got some experience. How can you get to the next level? How can you grow your business to meet your income or other business goals?
This webinar will introduce some basic project management principles that will help freelancer editors to develop more accurate timeline estimates for their projects, track their progress on current projects, and manage multiple simultaneous projects. The session will also suggest some methods for tracking and visualizing time and earnings that will help attendees to collect meaningful data to proactively develop their freelance business.
Marketing a freelance editing business can be uncomfortable for some of us. Some of the most often recommended strategies can turn off those of us who don’t gravitate towards large networks or who aren’t happy participants in the structures of late capitalism.
Learn how to turn one-off or short-term projects into ongoing clients. Marketing your business and negotiating with new clients is time-consuming and stressful. It’s much easier to work with clients who already know you and value the work you do.
Struggling to stay focused with your business? Feeling overwhelmed about everything you need to work on? You need a business plan!
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.
How do I know if I need an editor? What type of editing do I need? Where can I find an editor? How do I know they’re qualified? If you’re a novice writer, these are only a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. But not to worry, in this webinar Lynne Melcombe will answer all of these questions and more, including how to determine whether you should hire an editor and what to expect when you do.
In “Book Formatting Using Word Styles” you’ll learn how to create a fully customizable print book layout using Microsoft Word. Learn how to: set trim and margins sizes; properly format sections with the correct headers and footers; and use paragraph styles to create a consistent, professional looking print book layout. This webinar will also teach you how to correct word spacing, adjust for orphans and widows, and save your document as a print-ready PDF.