Please find the handout accompanying my talk below, or download it here.
Editing in the era of digital nomadism and COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities
Handout with talk presented by Marieke Krijnen at the 2020 CIEP Conference, November 4, 2020.
These tips are meant to improve your mental and physical health as a digital nomad and while working from home during the pandemic. I realize that these ideas are not attainable for or inclusive of everyone. Please just pick what you can use from this.
[I edited this to add a link to The Unofficial CIEP group on Facebook]
Physical health: exercise
-Walking app: AllTrails.
-Video game for workout: Just Dance.
-Skipping, resistance bands, dummbells.
-Look for exercise buddies when lockdowns are over via MeetUp or Facebook.
Physical health: ergonomics
-Office furniture: desk chair, standing desk, footrest, portable saddle chair.
-Vary where and how you sit: living room, desk, floor, bed, garden, balcony, park, armchair…
-Join a coworking space.
Mental health: work-life balance
Switching off from work:
-Block access to phone apps such as email after work hours: Stay Focused.
-Switch off your computer and stash it (if it’s a laptop) when you are done with work.
-Take a chunk of time off to reset your brain.
Focusing on work:
-Block distracting websites and apps or block internet altogether on phone/computer: Freedom.
-In normal times: join a coworking space, or go to the library or a café to work elsewhere.
Mental health: community/connection
-Join digital support communities.
- On Facebook: Editors’ Association of Earth public page and private EAE Backroom group. Also Editor Alliance and The Unofficial CIEP.
- On Discord: Editors Comma Together.
- On Twitter: social hashtags #AmEditing and #EdiBuddies; editing-related chats via hashtags #ACESChat, #EditingChat, and #EFAchat.
- Mailing list: CE-L.
-Join a professional association…
- SENSE (NL)
- AFEPI (Ireland)
- CIEP (UK)
- MET (Europe)
- EASE (Europe)
- ACES (US)
- EFA (US)
- CSE (US)
- Editors Canada
- IPEd (Australia)
- PEG (South Africa)
- SWET (Japan)
… to benefit from member forums, webinars, and meetings.
-Attend conferences and workshops organized by these associations or follow them online (for example via the hashtag #CIEP2020).
-Don’t forget to give yourself a break!