Overcoming overwhelm: Practical tips about mental health, work–life balance, and business strategies for editors

Being a self-employed editor or working for a high-pressure organization can lead to the feeling of overwhelm. How can we balance work and our life outside of work? How can we avoid worrying about the feast-and-famine cycle and become more efficient editors so we don’t get overwhelmed? This webinar will focus on practical guidance for overcoming overwhelm through taking care of ourselves, shifting our mindset, and employing effective business strategies.

In this session, you will learn tips for:

  • Managing mental and emotional health
  • Thinking more positively and overcoming the scarcity mindset
  • Working more efficiently to keep work manageable and enjoyable

This session is especially helpful for: This webcast is for editors of all kinds, and we think it will be especially helpful for freelance editors.

Cost: Free for ACES members/$30.00 for nonmembers

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About the presenters: 

Erin Servais: Erin Servais is a book editor, author coach, educator, and founder of Dot and Dash, LLC, an author services company empowering women and nonbinary writers. During her lucky thirteen years in publishing, she has helped to bring hundreds of titles to print, including romance books that went on to be USA Today and Amazon best sellers. Erin runs a Meetup and Facebook group for writers and speaks nationally about writing and editing. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her hockey-playing husband, her cranky teenage cat, and her odd-shaped dog.

Twitter: @GrammarParty

Instagram: @dot_and_dash_llc

Pinterest: /dotanddashllc

Facebook Group: /groups/dotanddashllc

Brenna Bailey-Davies is the owner of Brenna Davies Editing, where she provides copyediting and proofreading services for women and nonbinary indie authors of fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. She is also a co-chair of Editors Calgary, a local division of Editors Canada, and she works with the editing team at Dot and Dash LLC. She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her game-loving husband and her cuddly fur-baby.

Twitter: @EditorBrenna

Instagram: @brennadaviesediting

Course Details

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