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Capitalizing Black and White
Different style guides have made different decisions on whether to cap these race terms. Find your favorite guide on this list! Last updated October 26, 2021.
Download this free template to create a style sheet for your next project!
CMS and AP Stylebook Cheat Sheet
Do you have trouble remembering which style uses the Oxford comma? Find out!
10 Strategies for Growing Your Editing Business
You’ve successfully launched your editing business: you have a few clients, have a handle on business administration, and even market. How can you get to the next level? How can you grow your business to meet your income or other business goals? Learn effective strategies from a freelancing veteran.
Digital Marketing Primer
To grow your editing business, you’re going to need more clients. Good marketing will help make you visible to potential clients and create interest in your services—and digital marketing was made for solopreneurs like you. In this session, you’ll learn to craft a solid marketing campaign for your editing business that minimizes time and cost without sacrificing results.
Persuasion Wins!: Creating a Persuasive Website for Your Freelance Business
What should be on your editing business’s site? In this informative webinar recording, I show you how it’s less about what you say and more about how you say it. Learn how to persuade website visitors to become paying clients! Offered by Editors Canada.
Increase Your Profits Using Business Data
Where are the opportunities in your business to grow and increase your profits? With this webinar, you’ll look at three types of data that can help you evaluate the profit of different projects, target your marketing toward more responsive audiences, and identify which of your current clients deserve more love.
Creating a Persuasive Website for Your Freelance Business
You know you need a website for your freelance business, but what should it include? How should it present you and your services? And, most importantly, how can it be better at turning visitors into paying clients? The answer is less about what your website says and more about how persuasively it says it.
Digital Marketing Primer
Digital marketing gives freelancers and small business owners visibility among prospective clients in an efficient and cost-effective way. And you’re free to use the tools and tactics that best suit you, your business, and your clients. But digital marketing offers so many options that without a good roadmap, you’ll soon take a wrong turn and end up lost and confused. Offered by EFA.
Copyediting for Readability
You can help readers get what they need from a text by editing it for readability. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn more about what readability is, how to measure it, and what you can do as an editor to increase readability in nonfiction work—think user directions, websites, and important communications.
Click “Next” to Continue: Beyond Web Editing Basics
You know that editing web copy means short paragraphs and lots of bullet lists. But do you know when to link and why? What to do with numbered sections? The best terms for button and menu text? In this follow-up webinar to Copyediting publisher Erin Brenner’s popular web editing course will take you beyond the basics of web editing.
How to Edit Marketing Copy
Editors often cringe at promotional language. Do marketers have no respect for the English language? Of course they do. But marketers are charged with building trust and helping close the sale. In this webinar, you’ll learn specific tips for editing marketing copy to be error free and trustworthy.
Is Becoming an Editorial Agency for You?
Working as a freelance editor effectively means you’re selling your hours to your clients. But each of us only has so many hours to sell—and we still need to sleep! Once you sell all your available work hours at your top rate, you have to think differently to grow your income. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn all about editing agencies.
In the Driver’s Seat: How To Steer Your Freelance Biz to Success
Running a freelance business comes with a lot of responsibility—and the risk that outside factors, like clients and industry trends, may edge you into the breakdown lane. “In the Driver’s Seat” will help you regain the wheel and steer your business where you really want to go—creating the best balance of rewarding work and respectful clients who pay the bills.
The Copyeditor’s Typographic Oath
Erin created the Copyeditor’s Typographic Oath to guide her and fellow editors in how to best balance the needs of the author, publisher, and reader. Download this image to keep copyeditors’ “10 commandments” top of mind!
Web Editing Checklist
Download this free PDF checklist to ensure your writing is ready for the web!
Resources for the Marketing Editor
Become a marketing editor! In this section, you’ll find a glossary, a downloadable reference list, and information on further training.
New Freelancer’s Business Pack
There are so many little details to running a business. What did you do yesterday? And what should you do today? Get all kinds of tips and goodies to run your business better.
Website & Social Media Dashboards
What patterns can help you increase your business? Download this worksheet to gather your website, blog, and social media data and answer your strategy questions.
Digital Marketing Strategy Worksheet
Plan to increase your business. Download this worksheet to build a solid marketing strategy for your business.
5 Steps to Adding Persuasion to Your Website
What should your business website say and how should it look? But there’s one thing all business sites need and it doesn’t take a lot to add it: persuasion. Learn to add persuasion to your pro site in five easy steps!
Editor Training Offered by Editors
Looking for training or coaching given independently by fellow editors? Check out this Google Sheet!
Web Editing Resources
Raise the professionalism of your client’s website with web editing. Download this free PDF of resources for web editors.