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EFA Con 2019: Being Human: Addressing Errors with Honesty, Humility, and Humor with DeAnna Burghart

When the client points out a problem—a simple miss, an overlooked passage, or (quelle horreur!) an introduced error—it’s easy to second-guess your skills or worth. But if we treat every error like a crisis, we may overlook real cues indicating a fundamental skill gap or project disconnect. This session will triage different kinds of editing errors using real-world examples. Together we will create recovery plans, explore root causes, and develop strategies to avoid repeats and restore confidence in our competence. No editor is perfect, so we should all know how to confront our project gremlins rationally, productively, and proactively.