IPEd Conference 2021: Editing on the Edges

Sally Asnicar

Sally Aniscar

Sally is a Sydney-based editor who founded her business, Full Proofreading Services, in 2007. She developed a lifelong passion for writing, and a meticulous eye for detail, during her career working at law firms, and as a researcher and report writer for Mitsui Australia.

Sally’s clients include businesses of all sizes and industries/professions, government departments and agencies, not-for-profits, and writers. She helps people to express themselves eloquently and clearly in their writing, and to produce material that is polished and engaging.

Sally is a long-time Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd). She also volunteers for IPEd in the roles of mentor and ambassador, as well as on working parties.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading (of course), dancing, bushwalking, birdwatching, and skiing – on water and on snow.

Her website may be found at www.proofreadingaustralia.com.au/

Off the edge - planning for the unplanned

If, like many IPEd members, you are running your own editing business, you will have any number of projects in progress or scheduled to begin. You will also have invoiced and uninvoiced amounts owed to you, not to mention unpaid bills waiting to be settled. So, if illness, accident or a bereavement befell you, and you suddenly could not fulfil your day-to-day billable work or the administrative tasks for your business – what would happen? How would someone determine who owes you money (and vice versa); where your projects are kept; how to access your accounts or other password-protected sites? How would they know who your clients are and how to contact them?

You may already have a business plan, but do you also have an in-case-of-emergency (ICE) plan? If you were to suddenly go ‘off the edge’, so to speak, who would deal with the myriad tasks and problems arising from your sudden incapacity to conduct your day-to-day editing business? Importantly, how would they know where to start?

This presentation covers some of the crucial things you should consider when putting together a business ICE plan, so that a trusted person or persons could action it quickly and methodically if you were suddenly unable to run your business, either for a period or permanently.

A well-prepared and maintained business ICE plan will give you peace of mind that your clients would be contacted and their projects taken care of should you unexpectedly be unable to start or complete them. It will also ensure that money you are owed is collected, and money you owe is paid. Rather than leaving an unholy mess for those close to you to have to navigate on your behalf, they will have a clear, methodical path to follow, all carefully documented in one, 
easy-to-find place. Your clients, service providers and loved ones will thank you for being so organised!
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Online, 28 to 30 June 2021
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