We are happy to announce the Professional Editors Network’s coming season of professional development events! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are planning for another all-virtual season.
A lot of editors spend a lot of time on Twitter. One of the many ways they interact with each other is through tweet chats—structured group discussions scheduled for a specific day and time and using a specific hashtag so people participating can see what the others are saying.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to use technology more than ever. But it’s also shined a light on the gaps in access that prevent some people—especially those with visual or hearing impairments—from using technology, or from enjoying the same ease of use many of us do.
A few small changes can make a big difference in your LinkedIn presence.
I was born persnickety. It’s a good thing, too, for my chosen career is working with words every day, striving to get things right. Most days I fill this role as an editor, but some days I wear the fact-checking hunting cap instead: same goals, different job.
Taxes can be confusing even if you have a single W-2 job, and things get more complicated when you’re a freelancer. Luckily, there are resources you can take advantage of to make sure you’re doing your taxes right or even have someone do them for you—all for the attractive price of free. Here are some of the ones available for freelancers who live in Minnesota.
For many professionals, getting a directory listing is one of the big perks of joining an association like the Professional Editors Network. So how do you set yourself apart?
It’s an integral part of the work of editing, but it makes many editors anxious—especially when they’re not sure how the client will respond. Here is what PEN member Janet Bridgland had to say about her personal strategy.
In my professional life, I work on technical materials in subjects like renewable energy, toxicology, and finance—areas in which accuracy and precision of language are critical.
Learn about this year’s all-virtual Twin Cities Book Festival and how you can win a free year of PEN membership!
Last year, I had the pleasure of copyediting a book by a local musician. Just before the book was going to print, a well-known author, who was an acquaintance of the musician, submitted a blurb to be included in the book.
Check out the topics we’ll be covering this season!
Although a spell-checker is no substitute for proper editing, it’s a helpful tool for any freelancer.
Many of us are freelancers with years of experience working from home, but thanks to COVID-19, a lot of other people are doing it for the first time—temporarily or long-term.