Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Business Skills for Editors


May 11


11:00 am - 03:00 pm

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Winnipeg Write, Edit, Publish

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Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex

999 Sargent Ave

Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3K6

Date: May 11th, 2019
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Location: Program Room, Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Price: members: $40; non-members: $60; students: $25


Many freelance editors don’t see themselves as business owners. Thus, the Manitoba Editors’ Association is providing a workshop for both new and established freelance editors to learn about business skills. At the Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Business Skills for Editors, you’ll learn business skills that are specifically related to your profession. Our speakers will address topics such as managing one’s project, time, price, as well as maintaining the relationship between you and your client. Light refreshments will be included. To confirm your spot, please register on our website:

Our line up includes Jenny Gates, Maureen Epp, and Susan Peters. Their workshop descriptions and biographies are below.


Navigating the Freelance Life with Jenny Gates

As editors, personal and professional maintenance is key to our success. In this four-part workshop, Jenny will share ideas for:
– Managing time and stress,
– Balancing business and pleasure,
– Maintaining a professional image and reputation, and
– Estimating projects and setting fees.
Whether you’re new to editing or a seasoned freelancer, there will be something here to help you better navigate the freelance life.


Maintaining Good Relationships with Clients and Writers with Maureen Epp

You may think of editing as solitary work – just you and the words on the page (or your screen) – but being able to maintain good relationships with clients and writers is a crucial skill for editors. This workshop will cover some common aspects of editor-author interactions and ways to approach them.


Managing Editorial Projects as a Freelancer with Susan Peters

As a freelancer, you may be asked to coordinate an editorial project for a small business or non-profit organization. This session will cover how to make a work-back schedule with the client, and how to help the client follow the schedule to meet the project deadline.



Jenny Gates has been editing in various capacities for more than 35 years. She currently focuses on substantive book editing, as well as public speaking and creative writing.

Maureen Epp has over 12 years’ experience as a freelance editor for publishers and individual authors. She enjoys the challenge of finding effective ways to communicate with a diversity of clients, from ESL writers to established academics to self-publishing authors.

Susan Peters has worked as a freelance editor and writer for 10 years, with experience working for businesses and non-profit organizations.

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