On March 12, I gave a webinar for the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) as part of their Spring 2014 course offerings. The webinar was called “Self-Publishing From Both Sides,” a talk I debuted in September at the 2013 Communication Central conference.
This is the second time I’ve taught this course for the EFA. I had an awesome time last year and this year enjoyed coming back to help give my editorial colleagues a leg-up. The talk was an interesting departure from my usual focus, as it was a training webinar for editorial professionals rather than for authors. The focus here was on educating these fellow content pros in self-publishing, so they can better attract and work with authors taking the independent route. I also aimed to introduce the concept that self-publishing can be an effective way for them as experts to market themselves and their businesses.
One attendee said:
You provided so much solid, usable information in a clear format—I just wish I’d known all this before I published my first two books! Everything I learned here will be put to good use in my writing and editing career for years to come. Thank you!—Sarah Andrews, Sundragon Editing
If you missed this webinar, stay tuned for news about my upcoming program on transitioning from copyediting to developmental editing, which I’m teaching as an audio conference for Copyediting.com.
The EFA is “a national not-for-profit —501(c)6— organization, headquartered in New York City, run almost entirely by volunteers. Its members, experienced in a wide range of professional skills, live and work in the United States and a variety of other countries, including Canada, England, France, India, Ireland, Israel, and Japan.”
A big thank you to the EFA and to Jennifer Maybin, who organized the webinar!