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Jennifer Lawler on pursuing an editing career: “Just go out there and do it!

Interview by Lola Opatayo; copy edited by Naomi Dobler

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lawler, this month’s seminar facilitator and successful editing tutor, to share lessons learned from her teaching career and business tips for prospective editors.

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Let’s begin with your journey into teaching. What inspired you to start teaching other editors?

I fell into it! It wasn’t anything I intended to start doing. I began my career a long time ago teaching English literature at the university level, and I’ve always loved being a teacher, but working as a freelance editor (and writer) fit into my life much better.

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October 16, 2021: Freelance 201: Start Thriving

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $170 for non-members ($150 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes October 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through September 21, 2021.

If you’re ready to grow, register here!

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October 21, 2020: Marketing Your Editing Business

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:30–8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Are you a new editor starting your freelance business? Or an experienced professional wanting to expand your client base? In either case, marketing your business is an essential factor in acquiring new clients and staying relevant.

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