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Time Management for Busy Editors

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 215 Spadina Ave., Alterna Savings room, fourth floor

Branch/Twig: Toronto

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As a freelance or in-house editor, do you sometimes (or often, or always) feel overwhelmed by the volume of work and the daily demands on your attention? Do you wonder if there are better, faster, and more efficient ways to do your job, or wish you could carve out more time for family, friends, or your own projects? Join us on Tuesday, September 26, for a panel discussion about time-management, efficiency, and productivity in the world of professional editing. Toronto freelance editors Jennifer D. Foster and Jeanne McKane will share their strategies for streamlining projects, meeting deadlines, and making time for life outside the office. Dr. Nicole Lyon Roccas will address time-management from a practical and theoretical perspective, sharing insights about time and time-management drawn from her work as an editor, consultant, and author. Life and business coach Jayne S. Huhtanen will offer a broader behavioural perspective on productivity and efficiency, along with practical tips for time-management.

More about our speakers:
Jennifer D. Foster has been writing and editing for two decades, 14 of those as a freelancer. Her company, Planet Word, serves clients from the book and custom publishing, magazine, and marketing and communications fields. A long-time mentor to novice editors via Editors Canada and novice writers via the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Jennifer serves as chair of Editors Toronto and administrative director of the Rowers Reading Series. Jennifer is currently working on her first novel.
Jeanne McKane started working as an editor in 1996, and has been freelancing since 2001. A Certified Professional Editor, her focus is on health care and medical editing, working with government agencies, scholarly journals, researchers, and non-profits to improve the clarity of scientific communication. Between work, the needs of a busy family, and her current role as co-chair of Editors Canada’s certification steering committee, Jeanne continues to work on her juggling act. 
Dr. Nicole Roccas edits academic and other non-fiction writing and coaches writers in all genres at The Writer’s Loom. An active member of Editors Canada, she serves as vice-chair of Editors Toronto, while also blogging and podcasting about the theology of time and serving as an adjunct professor at Trinity College in Toronto. Her forthcoming book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2017) explores the connection between human perceptions of time and the spiritual sickness of sloth or despair.
Jayne S. Huhtanen is a life and business coach with more than 30 years’ experience helping entrepreneurs, professionals and companies in the areas of strategic leadership, business planning, personal productivity, and effective communication. Before founding FocalPoint Coaching, Jayne contributed to business and organizational growth at Procter & Gamble for 26 years.
Program details for Tuesday, September 26
NEW LOCATION: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 215 Spadina Ave., Alterna Savings Room, fourth floor
7 PM Mingling and informal Q&A session for new and prospective members
7:30 PM Program
9 PM Mix-and-mingle
Free for members; non-members $10
Coffee and tea will be provided.