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May Academic Editing Book Club
(Pictured: Flyer with the text, “Academic Editing Book Club: Friday, May 5, 10am PT / 1pm ET.”)
Are you interested in reading and discussing books related to academic editing? If so, please join us in the EFA / Editors Canada Joint Academic Editing Book Club (JAEBC) to discuss Networking for Freelance Editors: Practical Strategies for Networking Success, by Linda Ruggeri and Brittany Dowdle!
About the book:
Whether you’re early in your freelance editing career, an industry veteran making the transition to freelance work, or an experienced freelancer who wants to network with less stress and more to show for it, Linda Ruggeri and Brittany Dowdle’s Networking for Freelance Editors will show you how to:
- identify and dismiss the stale, stress-inducing ideas about networking that are holding you back;
- discover an easy, incremental approach that gives you a foundation for building professional long-lasting relationships; and
- leverage your strengths to create a networking practice that gets results.
By reimagining your approach to networking, using the worksheets provided with Networking for Freelance Editors, you’ll build the network you need right now—and the one you can rely on tomorrow. Conquer impostor syndrome, wasted effort, and overwhelm—and grow a network that provides support, connections, and opportunities.
Get a 15% discount on the ebook or paperback version when you purchase from the publisher: enter the code, EFA-AEC23, at the bottom of the page during checkout.
About the host:
This discussion will be led by Pamela Craven (she/her). She works as an author’s editor for multilingual researchers trying to make their voices heard in the high-stakes world of academia – in a language they are not entirely comfortable in. A big part of her work is helping academics overcome the feeling that they are ‘imposters’ and breaking down unwieldy manuscripts, dissertations, and proposals into practical, bite-sized pieces. In starting her freelance editing business, she quickly found herself in the same place – overwhelmed by the idea of raising her voice to say, “I’m here.” Networking for Freelance Editors is a practical workbook that makes speaking up seem doable. And perhaps surprisingly, many of the techniques can be used to help multilingual researchers find their voices as well.