Past Meeting Topics

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2021–2022 Season

  • Making Twitter Work for You
  • From Our Perspective: Black Editors
  • How to Supplement Your Editing Income: Printables, Courses, Coaching, and More
  • How to Set (or Reset) Your Rates
  • Editing Outside Your Own Experience
  • Reframing the Way We Network: A Practical Approach for Freelance Editors
  • Editing “Nontraditional” Media
  • Legal Language: What Your Contracts and Other Documents Should Say

2020–2021 Season

  • Digital Proofreading Optimized
  • Defeating Imposter Syndrome in Your Editing Practice
  • Editing Memoir
  • Developmental Editing
  • Identifying Knowledge Gaps in Your Editing
  • Book Distribution for Self-Publishing Authors
  • Editing Poetry
  • What Is Book Coaching?

2019–2020 Season

  • Project Pitfalls
  • Not My Day Job
  • Exploring Specialized Style Guide
  • Creating Effective Style Sheets
  • How to Help Your Author Get an Agent
  • Career Development and Professional Goals for Freelancers
  • Educational Opportunities for Editors
  • Networking at a Distance