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Upcoming training: Managing your business data with The Editor❜s Affairs (TEA)

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020 
Time: 11am AEST
    Start times:
    NZ: 1pm NZST
    Norfolk Island: noon NFT
    Tas/ACT/Vic/Qld/NSW: 11am AEST
    SA/NT: 10:30am ACST
    WA: 9am AWST 
Venue:  Online via Zoom meetings with screen sharing
Cost:  IPEd members and affiliates AUD10, non-members AUD15
Bookings close: 5pm Wednesday 26 August 2020
Book and pay here.  


Maya Berger launched The Editor's Affairs (TEA) in May 2020 with the aim of helping fellow freelance editors keep their business affairs in order. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), has given seminars at CIEP annual conferences and appeared as a guest on The Editing Podcast. Maya specialises in copyediting and proofreading speculative fiction, erotica, and academic texts in the humanities and social sciences.

Maya Berger


The admin side of freelancing can seem daunting for many self-employed editorial professionals. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions like:
  • When should I raise my rates?
  • Has my client given me an impossible deadline?
  • Will my income cover my expenses this month?
  • Are my marketing strategies working?

Clear and easily accessible data about your editorial projects, your income and your expenses can help you answer these questions with confidence and keep your business in good health.

Toronto-based editor and proofreader Maya Berger has created The Editor's Affairs (TEA), a system of Excel tools allowing self-employed editorial professionals to manage their income, expenses and project data. In this presentation, Maya will explain the standard fields and functionality of the TEA Excel spreadsheets, showing how its built-in formulas can automatically generate project fees, monthly income and expenses summaries, late-payment flags, and much more.

TEA is tailored to the country of the user. For Australians, the standard TEA package includes:
  • income and expense tracking in Australian dollars
  • GST calculations
  • financial year record-keeping from 1 July to 30 June
  • expenses divided into Australian Tax Office-allowable income-tax deduction categories.

Other country-specific features may be available as customisations.

Maya will also discuss some of the more popular customisation options for TEA, including tracking income and expenses in multiple currencies, recording payment in instalments and linking a monthly personal budget to your income and expenses.

Attendees can email questions in advance to maya.berger@gmail.com by 5pm AEST on 20 August 2020.

This event WILL NOT be recorded.

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