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Crunching the Numbers: Using Performance Measures to Manage Your Editing Business
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Crunching the Numbers: Using Performance Measures to Manage Your Editing Business

Is your editing business successful?

If you’re like a lot of editors, you may have a hard time answering this question with any specifics. You may have a vague sense of how your business is doing, and you might even feel comfortable with that level of uncertainty. But having real, hard data about how much you work, where your work comes from, and how much you earn for different types of projects or clients can empower you to take charge of your business and steer it in the direction that you want it to go.

In this six-hour workshop, Lana Okerlund will give an overview of the performance measurement cycle—a widely used concept in the business world—and apply it to the business of editing. Through discussion and activities, you will learn

  • how to define “success” for your particular editing business
  • how to establish and use performance measures to gauge how well you’re meeting your success goals
  • how to analyze trends in your performance measures to develop strategies to improve your business over time

 Workshop Outline

  • Understanding the performance measurement cycle
  • Establishing a strategic vision for your editing business
  • Establishing performance objectives
  • Establishing performance measures and targets
  • Using tracking tools/practices to measure performance
  • Analyzing performance trends
  • Developing improvement strategies

 New and mid-career editors will find this workshop most useful, though editors of all experience levels are welcome. And don’t worry if you haven’t started collecting your business data or haven’t been in business long enough to have much data; this workshop is designed to get you started.

 A partner with West Coast Editorial Associates, Lana Okerlund edits, indexes, and writes non-fiction books and teaches editing and business writing courses. In her former career as a business consultant, Lana spent nearly a decade working with clients on business improvement projects, including performance measurement.

 

 Details
Date & Time: Feb 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
Feb 24, 2018 05:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]

 

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Location: BCIT Downtown Campus
Room 420
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver B.C.
Canada
 

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Registration Closes: Feb 21, 2018 11:59 PM

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EAC-BC Branch Coordinator
bccoordinator@editors.ca
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$165.00
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$230.00
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