Volunteers Needed for Blue Pencil Sessions

Dear Editors BC members,

Last year’s Blue Pencil event was popular with both writers and editors, so Editors BC and the Vancouver Public Library are again offering the public a series of free editing consultations. The event offers mainstream exposure for Editors BC, and it’s a great opportunity for editors to connect with potential clients.

Sessions will be held at all three of the following branches on March 17, April 21, and May 19:

  • Central: 5:30–6:00 / 6:15–6:45 / 7:00–7:30
  • Kitsilano: 5:30–6:00 / 6:15–6:45 / 7:00–7:30
  • South Hill: 6:00–6:30 / 6:45–7:15 / 7:30–8:00

Registrants will send a one-page summary of their book or project, along with the first chapter, at least a week before their scheduled consultation. The volunteer editor will review the material and provide one to two pages of written feedback in bullet-point form, to be discussed during the 30-minute session. Any actual editing of the submission is at the editor’s discretion, but is not a requirement.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Roma Ilnyckyj at bcchair@editors.ca. In your email, please state which branch(es) you’re available to volunteer at, how many half-hour sessions you’re able to do, and which dates and times work for you.

Many thanks,

Shelagh Jamieson
Communications & Social Media Chair
Editors BC

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