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Backstage Magic: Work and Business Practices for Editorial Professionals

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A little business savvy is the difference between being a thriving freelancer and a starving editor. It’s easy to focus only on the work and our enjoyment of what we do, but if you’re going to make a living freelancing, you have to embrace your inner businessperson. This workshop will offer a practical discussion on freelancing, self-employment, efficient work practices, tips and tricks for staying focused, time management, things to do during downtime, getting and keeping clients, finding work, niches and specialties, billing, building your professional presence, learning opportunities, and more. Take charge of your freelance business and thrive!


Instructor: Laura Poole has been in the publishing industry for more than 15 years. In 1997, she started her own company, Archer Editorial Services, based in Durham, North Carolina, where she provides scholarly copy editing to academic publishers. Her clients have included Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Bytheway Publishing Services, Impressions Book & Journal Services, Duke University Press, Frommers Travel Guides, Carolina Academic Press, and more. Laura co-founded Editorial Bootcamp in 2009 to make editorial training available for individuals and companies, and she is also a certified professional life coach. Laura likes to quilt in her spare time.

Friday, June 12, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Registration – $115 members, $140 non-members (HST extra)

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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