What is Writing Well is Hard?

writingwellishard.com is a free digital tool that helps academic writers to identify the patterns in their own writing, and to compare their work to a sample of their choice. I made writingwellishard.com because I’m not persuaded there’s only one way to write well, and I don’t like that the norms of “good” writing are tooContinue reading “What is Writing Well is Hard?”

How (and why) I developed a digital tool for my freelance clients—and then gave it away for free

My blog post, published on The Editors’ Weekly, discusses how I developed writingwellishard.com for academic writers, and how launching it for free benefited my business. Read: “How (and why) I developed a digital tool for my freelance clients—and then gave it away for free.“

Reflections on kindness from early-career editors

My blog post, published on The Editors’ Weekly, explores the question: how might kindness be part of the editor’s career? This piece delves into a thought-provoking reflection by student editor Madison Taylor, who argues that editing itself can be an act of radical kindness that kindles inclusivity. Read: “Reflections on kindness from early-career editors.“

How Did You Land Your First Paid Editing Gig?

In preparing to speak to folks at the monthly Editors Toronto meeting in September 2021, I decided to tap into the freelance editing community to find out how people landed their first paid editing job. I collected 107 responses, which I stripped of identifying details, popped into this spreadsheet, and coded into categories. Unsurprisingly toContinue reading “How Did You Land Your First Paid Editing Gig?”

The Editors’ Weekly: The ethics of online portfolios

Every once in a while, I write a blog post for The Editors’ Weekly, the official blog of Editors Canada. This piece investigates the ethical controversies around portfolios and explores how to establish credibility without showing actual client work: “The ethics of online portfolios: How should editors showcase their skills and experience?” For those lookingContinue reading “The Editors’ Weekly: The ethics of online portfolios”