My book: Juggling on a High Wire


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Juggling on a High Wire

I’m tickled pink to let you all know that I have written a book for freelancers and self-employed folks! Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work-Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed. (Available on in paperback and Kindle versions.)

In my 18 or so years as a freelancer, I have weathered feast and famine periods, been overworked and underworked, and fretted over my schedule as I try to balance work and the rest of my life. This book is based on that experience, plus contributions from other freelancers. I do not pretend to have “the answer” for perfect work-life balance, but I present coaching-style powerful questions, options and choices, and thought challenges to help you create the life you want.

Self-employment can be quite rewarding and even fun, but it presents challenges that we may not have anticipated. Many freelancers end up thinking, “If I’m working ‘when I want to,’ how come that means I’m working all the time?!”

Juggling on a High Wire offers chapters that discuss

  • what work-life balance means in your life, and how your dreams and aspirations fit into it
  • task management in service of work-life balance
  • working from home, while balancing family care and other relationships
  • emergency preparedness
  • dealing with drought, dealing with deluge

I write from my successful career as the owner of Archer Editorial Services and the Editorial Bootcamp. I’m also a trained and certified life coach, which certainly informed some of the concepts in the book.

I offer a practical, thoughtful, real-world approach to crafting and correcting work-life balance. This book is intended for all self-employed workers, from those new to the lifestyle to veteran solopreneurs.

Spring 2015 Online Events

I am excited to announce two online events for bootcamp training in Spring 2015!

Copyediting 101 

This five-week asynchronous webinar is offered through the EFA. Sign up soon–this popular class usually sells out quickly. Begins February 18.

Description: In this online course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills of nonfiction copy editing, relying on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Find out how to assess manuscripts, prep them for editing, work effectively on screen, make smart choices, format references, use style guides and style sheets, choose words effectively, correct grammar, keep the author’s voice, query, fact check, and much more. Get a solid foundation of skills for your editing career!

Required materials include: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and Einsohn’s The Copyeditor’s Handbook. A suggested reference is Carol Fisher Saller’s Subversive Copyeditor.

Advanced Copyediting webinar

This five-week webinar, hosted through GoToMeeting, begins February 23 and runs through March 23, meeting at 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm EST every Monday. All sessions are recorded, and MP3s are made available to registered students.

Description: This webinar will cover in detail (with interactive exercises) nonfiction copyediting skills for notes, references, figures and tables, front- and backmatter, and other elements.

Cost: $200 per person (via Paypal or check). Register right here!

Have you taken a class with me before? Contact me for a coupon code to get $50 off tuition for this webinar!

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