Working as an editor can be incredibly rewarding and also physically and mentally demanding. The science of ergonomics provides answers on how to optimize our workspaces to be more productive, focused and energetic as editors. This two-part webinar series will outline fundamental information and provide instruction on how to assess risks and prevent and manage injuries in your workspace, which can be crucial to maintaining a livelihood as an editor.
The first part covers how to set up a workspace to meet your specific needs. This includes optimizing your work environment, computer set-up, lighting and desk and chair choices. Posture, fascia-releasing and breathing exercises will support greater stamina and reduce tension.
The second part will focus on optimizing wellness and productivity for editors in everyday situations. We will look at troubleshooting particular scenarios pertaining to editors such as marathon work sessions. You will learn how applying the tenets of ergonomics can be game changers. The webinar will also provide focused exercises for women. Each webinar will include practical exercises for healthy and sustainable work habits.
After these sessions, attendees will be able to assess and optimize their workplace environment for greater productivity, focus and energy. Participants will gain confidence in preventing and managing workplace injuries as well as learn how to maintain a healthy work environment to ensure a long career in editing.
Mindy Gulas is a Registered Kinesiologist in good standing with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (#10724). She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and continued many studies thereafter through university and private organizations attaining certification with the Ontario Kinesiology Association, Certified Functional Abilities Evaluator and Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist (Roy Matheson & Associates). She also has various rehabilitation, fitness, wellness and lifestyle coaching specialties. She began her career in the fitness and wellness field as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and program director for GoodLife Fitness, and maintains credentials as a clinical exercise physiologist and high performance specialist. She is a part-time professor at Mohawk College in the Fitness and Wellness Program. She currently consults with various companies providing ergonomics and corporate wellness services, and she offers fitness, wellness and health coaching services to private clients.
Sonya Poller is a journalist with over 25 years of international experience in writing, editing, communications and project management spanning non-profit, private and public sector environments. Her portfolio includes projects in Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan and Guatemala. Sonya was editor of City Voices magazine and is a freelance communications consultant for her company Bamboo Grove Publications. She is currently studying qi gong and breathwork for greater productivity and focus.