Ten things I learned from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders conference 2017

Great insights and well-written quick summaries about learning and inspiration at a professional conference. Thanks Laura!

Laura Ripper | Proofreading and copy-editing

Earlier in September I drove exactly 150 miles to join approximately 150 other professionals for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) conference near Cambridge. The theme this year was Context is key: why the answer to most questions is ‘It depends’.

The sessions and conversations with brilliant colleagues filled me with inspiration – all I wanted to do was get home and put some of those new ideas into practice! Here are ten of the things I learned. I hope you find them useful too.

  1. Content marketing is for everyone. The trick is to think about how you can help other people solve their problems, explained Louise Harnby and John Espirian during their workshop, and to do that in a way that reflects who you are and your expertise. There’s no shortage of inspiration for your blog, podcast or video, from questions your clients often ask to…

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