EVENT LISTINGS: February 2013

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February 13, 2013: Canadian Authors Association Open Mic Night

Interested in what Vancouver writers are working on? Check out the popular Canadian Authors Association (CAA) Open Mic Night, where authors will be performing five-minute readings of their published works, ready-to-publish works, and first drafts.

  • Time: 19h00–21h00
  • Cost: free for CAA members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID
  • Location: Alliance for Arts and Culture, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Registration


February 20, 2013: EAC-BC meeting: Editing Books in Translation

Whether you’re a current (or would-be) editor of translations, or are simply curious about this intriguing niche, you won’t want to miss our February presentation. Join Iva Cheung, winner of Canada’s most coveted editing award for Cow: A Bovine Biography (translated from German), for an insider’s look at the pleasures and pitfalls of editing books in translation.

Iva will cover some big-picture issues, such as copyright and the all-important editor–translator relationship, as well as the nuts and bolts of working with a translated manuscript, including special problems you may encounter. She’ll also offer tips for finding work as an editor of translations.

About the speaker: An independent publishing consultant, Iva Cheung formerly served as editor and editorial coordinator at D&M Publishers, where translations were among her favourite projects. She is a Certified Professional Editor, winner of the 2011 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, and author of a much-followed blog about editing and publishing.

  • Time: 19h00–21h00
  • Cost: free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID
  • Location: YWCA on Hornby, 535 Hornby Street, Welch Room, 4th floor, Vancouver
  • Registration: at the door


February 23, 2013: EAC-BC seminar: Freelance 101 for Editors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Whether you’re thinking of taking the plunge into full- or part-time freelancing or are already doing it, this seminar is for you. Learn what to consider before setting up shop, how to find and keep good clients, and some of the common pitfalls and not-so-fun (yet necessary!) aspects of freelancing.

About the instructor: Barbara K. Adamski has been a freelance writer and editor for the better part of a decade. Her recent editing projects include a book on videogame law, several novels, and the bestselling ebook Finding Karla.

  • Time: 9h00–16h00
  • Cost: $120 for EAC members who register by February 1, 2013 (after: $140); $180 for non-members who register by February 1, 2013 (after: $200)
  • Location: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: closes February 15, 2013, at 17h00


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