Ethics in Editing: When Should You Push Back with a Client?
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As a freelancer, it’s important to establish good communication and healthy boundaries with clients to ensure a smooth, successful working relationship. In an ideal world, we’d all be able to fulfill every client request and meet (and exceed!) every expectation. But some boundaries are necessary and helpful. After all, no one wants to be a […]

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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 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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