The Editor's Affairs (TEA) Bring TEAtime into Your Working Day and Get Your Affairs in Order
Capture, Report and Analyze Your Business Data, so You're Always in Control The Editor’s Affairs (or “TEA”) is designed to help you keep your affairs in order – your financial records, your project schedules and your client relationships. It’s an integrated system of Excel tools for self-employed editorial professionals, allowing you to easily manage your income, expenses and project data.
A cup of tea can offer you a moment of calm during a stressful workday. Likewise, TEAtime offers you a chance to step back from whatever deadline you’re hurtling towards, reflect on the health of your business and take pride in what you’ve accomplished thus far. Take your TEAtime in the morning, to start your day with a boost, or in the afternoon, when you’re battling a post-lunch slump. And if you work from home, you might even want to invite colleagues over for an occasional TEA party (or have a virtual one, while you’re practicing physical distancing)!
TEA is your project manager, HR team, payroll department and business data analyst all in one. It can show you how much you’ve earned on each project and what your expenses were each month. Even more importantly, it can serve as:
A pat on the back for successfully negotiating your hourly rate and meeting your deadline this week
The mounting pile of evidence that a client is habitually paying their invoices late
The nudge you need to take some days off because you’ve been working 60-hour weeks all month
The rock-solid case for giving yourself a raise and increasing your rates
Automated formulas mean you can put away your calculator, reduce the likelihood of human error and spend more of your business hours on the editorial work you love.
Your business data remains your own. TEA stays local on your computer and doesn’t get uploaded or shared anywhere. You are the only user of your TEA spreadsheets.
Tailor TEA to your business. TEA can be personalized in hundreds of different ways to reflect how you work.