Laura Poole will be our audio/Web-conference organizer for 2014 and will close out our 2013 conferences with “Mastering Style Sheets” on December 12. Laura has been in publishing and coaching for more than 17 years. She founded Archer Editorial Services in 1997 and has been providing scholarly editing for the last 15 years.
In last week’s Tip, I talked about what type of questions to ask a potential client. The goal is to get to know the project and the client to help you make good decisions about it. The next step is to prove your skills.
I’ve talked before about how to define an editing project before you take it on. Inspired by questions from my copyediting students, in this new series, I’ll break down that process into more detail.
Getting to Know the Project
After all these years, I still find it a joy when someone expresses interest in hiring me to edit a project. No matter how I get to that point, once I’m there, it’s like Christmas. Someone wants to pay me for doing something I love!
Melissa Stein has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She is an editor, a writer, and a teacher of editing and writing. She will be our instructor for Microsoft Word for the Wise on Thursday, November 14.
How did you get into publishing and how did it lead to your current position, Melissa?