Business Processes in Editing

This course will introduce you to the basics of running a freelance editing business, challenging you to look at yourself as both an editor and a small business owner. You will explore topics such as managing cash flow, finding new clients, choosing a speciality, marketing your business, and charging GST.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to better see yourself as both an editor and a small business owner, with the tools required to make decisions from a business perspective.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Heidi Turner $321.00 28 Register
Online - Heidi Turner $321.00 28 Register

Instructional hours: 9

For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Write your business plan
  • Write a contract that addresses potentially problematic situations
  • Identify various methods of managing cash flow

How will I learn?

  • Readings
  • Discussions
  • Exercises
  • Assignments

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based on the following:

  • Class participation and assignments: 65%
  • Final project: 35%

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide all required course materials online. Links for recommended readings will be provided online.

Hardware and software requirements

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

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