The Editors Association of Canada is hosting this upcoming workshop.
This three-hour workshop for in-house and freelance editors focuses on costing a job, developing a realistic workplan, and preparing fair and accurate estimates. This workshop will help in-house and freelance editors learn the standard practices, tips, and strategies for breaking down a job according to task, costing out each task, tracking your estimating accuracy and including terms and conditions in your contract to avoid “getting burned” by unexpected costs. Bring your calculator and be prepared to do some number crunching.
The Where & When:
- Saturday, February 16, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
- Hôtel de l’Institut, 3535, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal (Léonard-Gagnon Room)
- $ 50 for EAC student members
- $ 75 for members
- $ 95 for related organizations and non-member students
- $ 115 for non-members
Instructor: Jennifer Latham
Jennifer Latham is the past president of the Editors’ Association of Canada. She worked for many years as a full-time freelance editor offering editing, writing, and project management services to government and private sector clients. Jennifer is currently the Director of Editorial Services with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
As a specialist in substantive editing, Jennifer has developed a process for approaching substantive jobs, and has learned all the tips, tricks, and pitfalls for this type of editing. As for estimating, the bane of every editor’s existence, she almost enjoys writing the estimate more than doing the job. She is happy to report that she has never lost her shirt on an estimate and equally happy to share her tried and true practices for preparing accurate estimates.