A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or confidentiality agreement is standard and reasonable business practice, but not all agreements are created equal. Learn what parts of an NDA to negotiate.
Edit Faster! Triage for the Eight-minute Editor
Sometimes there just isn’t time (or budget, or even commitment) to fix everything. Here are the edits (in order) that will help them avoid embarrassment and move the piece in the direction of perfection even if it can’t go all the way.
The Art of the Author Memo
Summarize next steps for the manuscript and get the writer to do their part, with an author memo.
How to Build a Waiting List
Everyone wants you at once. Can you get someone to move a deadline so you don’t have to turn down work? Today, in my How To column
Understanding Contract Terms: The Paper It’s Written On
Into every freelancer’s life, a few contracts must fall. If words like “indemnify”, “non-disclosure”, and “non-compete” strike fear into your heart, Karen Cather and Dick
Using Social Media to Promote Your Editing Services
Which social media you should use, and how you should use them, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
LFMF: 20 Truths from 20 Years of Editing
You learn a lot over your career. I had a mentor save me from some of these fails. You can “learn from my fail” too:
Blogging for Business Growth (Review)
Blogging can help raise your business website in the search rankings and provide valuable content to existing and potential clients. But getting going can be
Who to Put on Your Advisory Board, and Where to Find Them
Only 6% of small and medium sized businesses build such a support network, according to the BDC study. Those who did build an advisory board saw
Build Your Career Advisory Board, Part 1
An advisory board, whether formal or informal, lasting or ad hoc, helps you direct and grow your career into something that meets your needs and