EditFish RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/blogs.php MastheadOnline Blogs RSS en-us Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:30:02 EST Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:15:35 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Holiday cheer for wordy typesa€¦and a contest! http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=1064 Jaclyn Law Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:08:39 EST Say “You’re awesome!” to your favourite writers and editors with fun, tasty and memorable gifts, and enter to win fabulous prizes (details below). A crash course on magazine style guides http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=1049 Jaclyn Law Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:08:40 EST As a copy editor, I’ve worked with more than a dozen magazines, including consumer, custom, trade and web publications. No matter what category, magazines benefit from a detailed and up-to-date style guide. If you haven’t refreshed yours in a while—or if you don’t have one—this is a great project for the year-end holiday slowdown when you can’t get anyone to answer your emails anyway! What is a style guide? It&rs Fall round-up: events + groups http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=1038 Jaclyn Law Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:11:18 EST   H What do you do, Allan Britnell? http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=1003 Jaclyn Law Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:32:45 EST Like many full-time freelancers, Allan Britnell combines steady gigs with shorter assignments. He’s the managing editor of Renovation Contractor, a bimonthly magazine for contractors and custom homebuilders. He also edits for ON Nature and the Smithsonian’s American Indian. As a writer, he contributes to Fresh Juice, Precedent, Connec Research Cheat Sheet: Tips From a Librarian http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=980 Jaclyn Law Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:10:45 EST   Thi Q&A: James McCarten on the new Canadian Press Stylebook http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=965 Jaclyn Law Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:09:34 EST   The 17th edi Insert clever display copy here: 8 nifty tricks for heds and deks http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=955 Jaclyn Law Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:51:04 EST Today I have a treat for you: tips on display writing from Kisha Ferguson, writer, editor and journalism teacher. I’ve been an admirer of Kisha’s since her Outpost Magazine days (she was the founder and editor), and I’m excited to share her advice on Editfish.  Reading list http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=950 Jaclyn Law Wed, 4 Sep 2013 02:08:24 EST   15 lessons from a year of freelancing http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=949 Jaclyn Law Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:08:24 EST I meet a lot of talented young writers who are eager to break into magazines, including many who want to be freelancers. I met today’s guest blogger, Vanessa Santilli, in the spring of 2012, just before she made the leap from a staff job. I invited her to share what she’s learned since going solo. What do you do, David Lee? http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=947 Jaclyn Law Fri, 9 Aug 2013 02:08:25 EST One of the best things about the magazine industry: the people who work in it. I’ve met so many smart, talented, creative types who are passionate about what they do. I’m featuring some of them in this blog, Q&A-style, starting with David Lee, associate photo editor at Hello! Canada. David and I go way back – we went to the same high school in Scarborough in the Words Around the Web http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=936 Jaclyn Law Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:08:25 EST   I’m back Q&A: Nicole Cohen, Part 2 http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=911 Jaclyn Law Fri, 17 May 2013 02:08:26 EST Welcome to the second half of my Q&A with journalist and academic Nicole Cohen. Part 1 is available here. Q&A: Nicole Cohen, Part 1 http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=909 Jaclyn Law Thu, 16 May 2013 02:08:26 EST I’ve long admired Nicole Cohen for co-founding Shameless magazine and for her research into the labour conditions of interns and freelancers. At the end of March, she gave a presentation about her academic work, including the results of her online survey about freelancing, conducted in 2010. I attended alon Freelancing advice from across the pond http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=902 Jaclyn Law Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:15:35 EST What do freelancers in the U.K. need to know about running their businesses? Pretty much the same things we Canadians do. Here are two helpful new e-books by British freelancers. Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing Reading list: Career advice, Mr. Magazine's new vids and more http://www.mastheadonline.com/blogs/?blogId=890 Jaclyn Law Wed, 3 Apr 2013 02:08:27 EST In a videotaped interview for CBS, More Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Lesley Jane Seymour, offers career advice for aspiring editors: “If you’re young and you’re getting out of school, you must go digital, you must know how