ACES Evolve 2023

Retreats: Build Your Business With a Getaway | Laura Poole

Give yourself the time needed to advance your career or business without stressing about client deadlines. A business retreat or professional getaway might be just what you need to move forward. This presentation will discuss the benefits, logistics, suggested activities, and options for business and career retreats to fit any schedule. Group, solo, virtual, and mini-retreats—there will be something for everyone. Find out how you can take charge of your career, grow your business, and succeed by taking strategic time away from the daily grind.

Intermediate Level, All editors, Freelance editors, Business of Editing


Laura Poole is a copyeditor for scholarly nonfiction in the humanities, working exclusively for university presses and other scholarly publishers. She has over two decades of experience in editing and freelancing. She is widely known and respected as a teacher and trainer for editors, including mentoring and coaching. She won the 2020 Robinson Prize from ACES: The Society for Editing. She is a member of ACES and the Northwest Editors Guild, and an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP. In her spare time, she bakes and quilts.

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