Good Pageside Manner
Just as doctors improve their results when they have good “bedside manner,” editors improve their results when they have good pageside manner. It’s not enough to be confident in what will improve the manuscript; you also need to communicate it in a way that will help your client understand and happily accept it, or at […]
The Hidden Traps of an Online Platform
The internet is a part of our world now, but there are so many ways that we find ourselves in trouble. It’s time to learn how to build an online platform safely and avoid the various hidden traps. In this session, we will: assess physical and internet security and how activities online could be adversely […]
10 Strategies for Growing Your Editing Business
You’ve successfully launched your editing business: you have a few clients, have a handle on business administration, and even market. You’ve got some experience. How can you get to the next level? How can you grow your business to meet your income or other business goals?
Introduction to Project Management and Time Tracking for Freelancers
This webinar will introduce some basic project management principles that will help freelancer editors to develop more accurate timeline estimates for their projects, track their progress on current projects, and manage multiple simultaneous projects. The session will also suggest some methods for tracking and visualizing time and earnings that will help attendees to collect meaningful data to proactively develop their freelance business.
Book Formatting Using Word Styles
In “Book Formatting Using Word Styles” you’ll learn how to create a fully customizable print book layout using Microsoft Word. Learn how to: set trim and margins sizes; properly format sections with the correct headers and footers; and use paragraph styles to create a consistent, professional looking print book layout. This webinar will also teach you how to correct word spacing, adjust for orphans and widows, and save your document as a print-ready PDF.
How to Get Organized and Stay Productive When You Are Your Own Boss
Freelance editors face unique challenges: you essentially have two jobs with editing projects for clients and with running your business. In this session, you’ll learn how to manage your time and energy effectively when you are your own boss and you work from home... plus how to stay disciplined and improve productivity, without the burnout and overwhelm.
Productivity While Working From Home
Working from home effectively requires a different set of skills than working in an office environment. In this webinar, you'll learn how to manage work-life balance effectively, home office tips and tricks, and ideas for how to organize yourself so you stay on track with your business goals and priorities (without neglecting your personal life).
Get Into a Long-Term Relationship With Your Clients!
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.
To Be More Efficient and Consistent, Build a Better Checklist
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.