5 Ways EAC Can Help You Find Work
Whether you’re looking for freelance, contract, or permanent work, EAC can help you with your search.
1. Register for the Toronto branch hotline. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Hotline.” If you are listed in the Online Directory of Editors, your profile will be used to match you with clients who call the hotline looking for an editor. If you are not listed in the directory, send your resumé to email@example.com.
Hotline registration begins the first of each month. Please contact the branch every month to be listed again. If you have registered before, note any changes to your directory listing or resumé.
2. Advertise your services in the Online Directory of Editors (ODE). As a qualifying, voting, or honorary member, you can create a profile in the ODE at any time by completing an online form and paying the required fee. You can personalize your profile to highlight your skills and experience. Learn more.
3. Check out the national job board. Employers pay to list postings for any paid editing jobs—in-house, freelance, short- and long-term contracts, and full-time. You need to log into Interactive Voice to access the job postings.
4. Check out the branch’s members-only jobs page. Sometimes employers want to let EAC members know about opportunities, such as internships or jobs that pay on deferral, that aren’t suitable for the national job board.
5. Come out to a branch meeting to socialize and network with other editors. Sometimes a talk over refreshments can result in a great job lead!
Once you’ve found work, talk with the employer to identify the expectations and requirements of a project before you get started. Check out these tips, available to EAC members only, for drafting an editorial agreement. You may want to use the Standard Freelance Editorial Agreement as your contract template. The Agreement also provides definitions for different types of editing and spells out what each type does and does not include.