Use Teaching as Professional Development

Use Teaching as Professional Development

“If you want to know something well, teach it to someone else,” the saying goes.

Tweet this quote.Today, in my How To column at, I look at where and how editors might teach what they know in order to improve her own skills and knowledge. 

Teaching can be a very productive enterprise as well as lucrative. Last year one-quarter of my (increased) income came from teaching, and now that I’ve been teaching for a few years, I guarantee it doesn’t take one-quarter of my time. My students force me to learn something every time I run a class, and often they teach me something too.

Read more in this series on unconventional professional development strategies for mid-career and senior editors.
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