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Editors Canada – 40th anniversary conference – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

How to Find and Work with the Right Mentor for You

A workshop presented by Dr. Virginia McGowan, The Business Mentoring Solution/McGowan & Co.: The Write Edit Group

Most freelance editors are solopreneurs, sole proprietors of a small editing business; as such, they have a mindset, aspirations and attitudes, and business practices that differ from other types of entrepreneurs. Yet, as with all small business owners, having a mentor is criticl for their success. This session is designed to help the solopreneur editor find and work with the right mentor to build a healthy, mutually-beneficial relationship.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how, as a solopreneur, they have a different mindset and business practices than other types of entrepreneurs;
  2. Cite the statistics on how mentoring benefits small business owners;
  3. List the attributes of a healthy, mutually-beneficial mentoring relationship;
  4. Outline the key areas of a mentoring plan and what to evaluate;
  5. Close a mentorship respectfully.

General knowledge of the subject area is not relevant. Open to novice and mid-career editors.


Friday, June 7, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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