Upping my Game with Editing in Word 2016, 2nd Edition
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After using Microsoft Word 2007 for what seems like FOREVER, I finally upgraded to Word 2016 earlier this year and decided to purchase the second edition of Editing in Word 2016 to see if I could learn any new tricks. I consider myself a pretty advanced user of Word, but reading this book helped me […]

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Cold Emails That Convert: Course Review
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Cold emailing is a topic that comes up often in discussions among freelance editors: How can I sell my services to potential clients? What can I do to make myself stand out? After all, marketing is an important part of running a business, and we all need to do it if we want our businesses […]

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2018 ACES Conference Roundup
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I wasn’t able to attend the ACES annual conference this year, but I did follow the #ACES2018 and #NotAtACES hashtags on Twitter to keep up with news from the sessions and to see what my colleagues were up to. I’ve compiled some resources from the conference in case you missed it too or if you […]

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Don’t Go It Alone: Professional Associations for Editors
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One of the first questions many people have when first getting into editing and/or proofreading is What professional association should I join? There are a lot of great organizations that have been formed specifically for editors, but each has its pros and cons. Below is a list of some of the more well-known associations. Disclaimer: […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications Summary
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This infographic lists all 10 certifications and certificates I covered in my previous posts and breaks down all the major aspects of the programs. To see my previous posts on this topic, click on the links below: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember: It’s important to distinguish between certification and a certificate. Certification indicates proficiency; […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 2
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This infographic lists five more options for editing certificates and certifications. Part 1 received a lot of attention and comments from editorial colleagues, so I’m excited to see the reaction to this post. I’m also working on a new infographic that will summarize all the information I’ve gathered. Remember: It’s important to distinguish between certification […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 1
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I’ve been thinking a lot about professional development lately, and I’ve been considering taking the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) exam. I’ve done a fair amount of research on all the programs out there and thought, “Wouldn’t it be helpful to have something that compares some of the options?” So I went […]

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