Past Meeting Topics

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2023–2024 Season

  • ChatGPT for Editors
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Career Lessons We’ve Learned the Hard Way
  • Editorial Business Best Practices
  • Advanced Track Changes in Microsoft Word
  • Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Current Trends in the Publishing Industry
  • Maintaining Voice in Fiction

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