And starting this month, Copyediting has a full schedule of training opportunities to keep you busy.
Mentoring Groups Are Back
Last year, we trialed group mentoring with training director Laura Poole, and the groups sold out. Now we’re offering four new Mentoring Groups, with industry experts:
- Preparing to Go Freelance (East Coast), with Lori Paximadis, Wednesdays, October 4 and 18, November 1, 15, and 29, and December 13, 2017, noon–1:15 pm EST
- Preparing to Go Freelance (West Coast), with Amy Schneider, Tuesdays, October 3, 17, and 31, November 14 and 28, and December 12, 2017, 9:00–10:15 pm EST (6:00–7:15 pm PST)
- Freelancing in Canada, with Adrienne Montgomerie, Mondays, October 2, 16, and 30, November 13 and 27, and December 11, 2017, 1:15–2:30 pm EST
- Building an Existing Freelance Business, with Laura Poole, Thursdays, September 28, October 12 and 26, November 9 and 30, and December 14, 2017, 2:30–3:45 pm EST
Master New Skills with Our Webinars
If you’ve ever wondered if you could have charged that client more or won a client if you’d charged less, you’re in fine company. Every freelancer sooner or later wonders something similar. Much like editing itself, there’s a lot of art involved in what we think should be all science.
There’s no magic amount to charge: you have to negotiate several variables to come up with a “right” price. Jake “Dr. Freelance” Poinier will help you fine-tune your artistic pricing senses in The Art of Freelance Pricing. Hurry, this class will run on September 12!
In October, Mark Allen returns to Copyediting with a new Master Class: State of the Style Guides. Mark will look at changes in the new editions of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)and The AP Stylebook and discuss the relationship between style guides’ recommendations and editors’ actual usage. If you’ve been wondering how to tackle CMS 17, this class is for you!
Launch Your Freelance Career
Before the holiday rush begins, grab one last opportunity to breathe life into your new editing business. We’re bringing Freelance Accelerator Workshop to Waltham, Massachusetts, just west of Boston.
I’m excited to be teaching this full-day workshop in my own backyard. If you’re preparing to launch or have recently launched an editing business, you owe it to your future success to start off right. We’ll cover some essential business topics, and I’ll share some of my experiences launching Right Touch Editing, all from one of the modern classrooms at Bentley University.
Editors of all stripes need to continually develop their editing and business skills. Don’t let the season slip by you without improving your skills. Sign up for one of our courses today!