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Program Meeting, Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, January 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) 192 Spadina Ave.
TorontoON M5T 2C2

Branch/Twig: Toronto

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Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you?

In 2020, get the jobs you really want and stop working on projects you might regret later. Michelle Waitzman’s Making Smart Choices: Which freelance projects are right for you? is based on her standing-room-only session at the 2019 Editors Canada conference in Halifax (co-presented with Jess Shulman). 

The discussion will include ways to methodically evaluate new opportunities, so you can move your career in the direction you want. Bring a pen and paper (or your favourite device), and you’ll leave with a game plan for the year ahead. In this interactive presentation, we’ll crowdsource ideas and share experiences. Whether you are just starting out as a freelancer or have decades of experience, Michelle will get you thinking about what you’d love to work on and what you’d rather avoid.

Michelle Waitzman - Editors Canada Annual Conference 2019 SpeakerMichelle Waitzman is a non-fiction writer and editor who worked in TV production and corporate communications before going freelance. She enjoys the variety of work that freelancing brings and loves learning new things from the projects she’s working on. She works on content ranging from law textbooks to Facebook posts, and has written about outdoor sex, pigeon-guided missiles, cryptography, and immigrating to New Zealand.   


Program details for Tuesday, January 28, 2020:

Viola Desmond Room (3rd floor) at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 192 Spadina Ave.



7:00 pm              Informal meet and greet 

7:30 pm              Program begins

8:30 pm              Q&A

9:00 pm              Coffee and mingle


Free for members; $10 for non-members; $5 for student non-members. 

Door prizes! Everyone is eligible to win! This month, we are offering Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer (recently reviewed in BoldFace); Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant; and The Missing Millionaire: The True Story of Ambrose Small and the City Obsessed with Finding Him by Katie Daubs. Thank you Penguin Random House Canada and Book City for the donations.

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Trouble getting into the building? Text 647-620-2968, and we will send someone to open the front door.


Please note that although the third floor of CSI Spadina is fully accessible, the building’s narrow elevator (30 inches wide) may not accommodate all mobility devices. Please contact the branch programs chair at with any questions or concerns about accessibility at this meeting.


We look forward to seeing you!