What: EAC-BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 W Hastings Street | map
For many editors, working as an individual freelancer or in-house editor is just the ticket. For others, the idea of growing an editing business holds strong appeal. Using a series of discussion scenarios, we’ll start the workshop by looking at how you run and handle work overload in a single-person business. We’ll then explore possible expansions from a simple partnership to an incorporated company with employees. As part of our journey, we’ll stop to learn how to estimate costs for an editing project and how to prepare a proposal for editing work. These are abilities every freelance editor needs. We’ll also consider what’s wrong when you are doing more work but taking home less money. Whatever your business goal, you’ll find strategies for making your editing business succeed and molding it to a lifestyle that suits you.
From 1995 to 2004, Peter Moskos was the managing partner and co‑founder of The Gordon Writing Group. He oversaw the company’s growth from a small two‑person operation to Ottawa’s largest and best‑known provider of writing and editing services. During this time, Peter learned much about making a writing and editing business successful. Now based in Vancouver, Peter has taught business skills in the Print Futures Professional Writing Program at Douglas College and offered an online course on government reports for Ryerson University’s Certificate in Publishing. Peter is an EAC Honorary Certified Professional Editor and often works on developing the tests used in EAC’s certification program.
Early Bird on or before January 9, 2015:
Member: $135 | Non-member: $195
After January 9, 2015:
Member: $155 | Non-member: $215
Registration fee includes lunch. Please email dietary restrictions to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 16.
Registration closes January 16, 2015, at midnight.