Knowing the publishing process (A1) and setting and maintaining realistic schedules (A7) are fundamentals all professional editors need, regardless of which stage they are working, according to Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards.
Perfectionist qualities can help you be good at your craft but can also lead to paranoia and poor performance, ultimately leading to burnout. So how can you balance perfectionist tendencies with the realities of editing, including tight deadlines and the hard truth that no one is perfect?
You’ve got a grasp on keywords, metadata, and web crawlers. Your content is solid. But how can you make sure you’re grabbing your audience’s attention?
This session is for editors who would like to use autocorrects and text expanders to edit and query more efficiently.
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.
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.
Editing science fiction and fantasy genres is not as similar to editing other genres of fiction as you might think.
Accessibility measures work best when they are embedded in content from the start. This series of webinars examines the accessibility considerations that editors are most likely to come across in their work.
Come to this session to learn how using a comprehensive checklist created and updated for a specific communication task can help you differentiate workflows, systems, and activities; spell out style and formatting details, track your progress, document metrics, and give you a sense of completion and peace of mind.
Editors Canada’s 2016 update of the Professional Editorial Standards describes it as “a vital document for editors in Canada and for the editing profession. The 2009 version defines the standards as ‘the knowledge, skills, and practices most commonly required for editing English-language material.’”* PES was developed and updated in a rigorous process among editorial professionals across the country in 2016.