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Laura Poole will be teaching and sharing her wisdom with us during the Editors BC seminar “Freelance 201” on October 16, 2021.
Let’s get to know Laura a bit before her exciting session!Continue reading
Written by Lola Opatayo; copy edited by Meagan Kus
Did you finish everything on your reading list this summer? Maybe you did, or maybe you didn’t really have one to begin with. Whatever the case, I’ve compiled a list of 10 books you can plan to read before 2021 ends.
What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members; $10 for non-members; $5 for non-member students.
Welcome to a new season of Editors BC!
What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $170 for non-members ($150 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes October 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through September 21, 2021.
If you’re ready to grow, register here!
What: Word Vancouver 2021 Festival
When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00–6:00 pm
Word Vancouver and Editors BC are presenting a live, virtual, one-on-one workshop where editors will work with authors to assess writing samples. This is an opportunity for editors to demonstrate how the editing process and the author-editor relationship work.
As we look forward to the 2021–2022 season, we would like to introduce you to your Editors BC executive members for this year.
First, though, we’d like to thank outgoing executive members Barbara Johnston (professional development), Katie Beaton (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), and Joyce Chung (programs).
We extend a warm welcome to new executive members Claire Majors (professional development), Madeline Walker (programs), Rita Zamluk (programs), Janis Cleugh (co-secretary), and Naomi Cappallo (volunteer coodinator). These new executive members started their term on July 1.
In addition, Marta Orellana has moved from programs to publications and West Coast Editor managing editor.
What: Editors BC workshop
When: Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, 2021, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes September 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through August 31, 2021.
Registration is limited, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.
Have you read a good book related to writing or editing? Have you attended an interesting workshop or presentation related to our craft? Do you know someone who has an extraordinary editing career and would be an interesting candidate for an interview? Do you have any tips or words of advice for your fellow editors?Continue reading
Written by Carl Rosenberg; copy edited by Merel Elsinga
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Editors Canada conference, Letitia Henville will host a networking session on “Developing content marketing opportunities.”
Content marketing is a long-term marketing strategy that involves giving away your knowledge for free to potential clients, and thereby establishing their trust. This session will bring together editors with shared expertise to collaborate on content marketing opportunities. It will be grounded in the ethos that editors are not in competition with one another, and that raising the profile of the profession and of Editors Canada creates more business for all of us. Participants are invited to see their fellow editors as supportive colleagues and potential collaborators—not as competition.
Letitia is a freelance academic editor at shortishard.ca and the advice columnist behind “Ask Dr. Editor,” published monthly at University Affairs. Letitia edits grant applications for artists and academics, and also edits journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and promotion and tenure dossiers, with a special emphasis on the health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Carl Rosenberg, a volunteer with Editors BC, spoke to Letitia about her forthcoming session.