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September 11-14: Turning Your Editing Career into a Teaching Career

Do you have what it takes to teach others how to edit? Programs that teach editing skills seem to be everywhere—and they need instructors! Diversify your freelance offerings by teaching others how to edit. In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
·       What you need to know beyond just how to edit
·       How students learn and the value of testing
·       Why you have to be able to explain the rules and how to break them down
·       How to find or create teaching opportunities

Event: CIEP webinar
Date and time: September 11-14, 2021
Cost: Varies; see site

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September 16: Digital Marketing Primer: Making a Big Splash on Your Own

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 webinar, you’ll learn to craft a solid marketing campaign for your editing business that minimizes time and cost without sacrificing results.

Event: EFA webinar
Date and time: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7 pm (ET)
Cost: Free!
Exclusive for EFA members

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**RECORDING** May 20: 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. Persuasion is a journey: from understanding your prospective client to creating a positive feeling in them to earning their trust. People will only hire you if they trust you, and your website plays a huge role in building that relationship. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn five ways to add persuasion to your website, see how high-converting websites work their magic, and walk away with a plan to put your website to work.

Event: EFA webinar
Date and time: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7 pm (ET)
Cost: Free!
Exclusive for EFA members

EFA members can access a recording of this webinar here.

Not a member? EFA provides extensive training at a discount for members, as well a directory, job board, discussion list, and more. Check out membership today!

**RECORDING** June 12: Freelance Like a Boss: Act Like a Business, Not an Employee

Does it seem like your clients hold all the cards? Like you have no control over your fees, your scope of work, your schedule? Not so! When you are doing business as an editorial freelancer, YOU are the boss—with all of the corresponding rights AND responsibilities. In this panel presentation by four experienced editors, you’ll learn to adjust your mindset, set appropriate boundaries, and put yourself in the executive’s chair.

Erin Brenner will be part of a panel of freelancing pros, along with Amy J. Schneider, Laura Poole, and Lori Paximadis.

Event: Editors Canada Conference: Editors Transform
Date and time: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11:15 am (ET)
Cost: Varies (see registration page)

Conference attendees can access a recording of this webinar here. Access the recordings by logging in to the virtual event website and clicking on the “Sessions” tab in the left-hand menu. The recordings will be available until September 30, 2021.