In any profession, continuing education, aka professional development, is important. Editing is no different. It is important to work at improving one’s skills and knowledge throughout one’s career. I will continue to update this page as I take new classes and continue to hone my skills.

My qualifications include:

Memberships:

Member of ACES (American Copy Editors Society)

Member of EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association)

Certificates:

Poynter/ACES Certificate in Copy Editing

Courses:

Poynter/ACES Certificate Course

GALE Course, “The Keys to Effective Editing”

Some of the Editing Webinars I’ve Taken:

Editing for Young Readers (ACES)

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Writing

I believe it helps my editing greatly that I am also a writer. The courses I take and the webinars I attend as a writer also enhance my editing abilities. Therefore, I’m also listing writing memberships and courses.

Memberships:

Member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)

Member of CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers)

Courses:

Just Write for Kids – Picture Book writing course from Emma Walton Hamilton

Just Write for Middle Grade – MG writing course from Emma Walton Hamilton

Crafting Dynamic Characters (Writing Mastery) with Mary Kole and Jessica Brody

Involvements:

Co-Administrator of Children’s Book Hub Facebook Group, with Emma Walton Hamilton