Past Meeting Topics

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2022–2023 Season

  • Editing and Proofreading Comics
  • Crafting Book Proposals
  • Productivity in the Face of Burnout
  • The Art and Craft of Developmental Editing
  • Moving between Fiction and Nonfiction Editing
  • Accessibility in the Editorial Process

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?