On Monday, October 27, 2008, I had the pleasure of speaking at a meeting of the Toronto branch of the EAC (Editors’ Association of Canada). The location was the beautiful and inspiring Women’s Art Association of Canada.
Thanks to Shar O’Brien for the photo.
The topic was Business Relationship Management Essentials for Editors: What one freelance editor learned in her first three years.
You see, at the EAC year-end party in June, I was chatting with another member and she expressed some of the challenges she’s had in dealing with difficult client issues.
That got me thinking about how much I have learned over the last three years; the mistakes I’ve made and what I’m choosing to do differently. I didn’t want to keep such good stuff to myself, so I contacted the EAC Program Chair and offered to present the topic at an EAC Toronto chapter meeting.
The presentation was recorded, and the audio and handout will be available from the EAC Canada website in the next week or so – I’ll let you know when it’s ready.
I’m also hoping to have a version of the presentation accepted as an article for the EAC Toronto branch newsletter. And who knows, I may even get the chance to be part of the 30th anniversary National EAC Conference in June 2009 (Toronto). I only have until November 15th to submit my proposal, though, so I had better get busy!
Here’s another photo – I’m not sure sure which mistake I was referring to at this exact moment, but the thought bubble would probably read, “What was I thinking?”