Monthly Archives: February 2011

Test Taking Tips For Editors

February 27, 2011

My test-taking anxiety began in elementary school. I could study until the cows came home, know the material cold, and still flunk the test the next day. But as a freelance editor, I’m regularly asked to take editing tests.

I’ve searched online and offline for strategies freelancers can use on these tests, and I‘ve even suggested test-taking classes to editing instructors. Media Bistro offers a class for taking editing tests, and Karen Judd discusses test-taking … Read more.

Finding Your Niche, Part Three

February 7, 2011

In the first part of my Finding Your Niche series, Laura Poole, founder of Archer Editorial Services ( and co-founder of Editorial Bootcamp (, answered my questions. Laura has more than 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry, specializing in scholarly nonfiction for such clients as Oxford University Press and Duke University Press. On Twitter, she is @lepoole. In the second part of this series, Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, ELS, answered my questions. Katharine is a medical … Read more.