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October 18, 2017: Scary Editing Stories—Surviving and Learning from Difficult Situations

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members and student affiliates, $10 for non-members, and $5 for non-member students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Unlike Halloween, editing isn’t meant to be a scary experience. But not all projects are treats. We’ve likely all experienced tricky situations when a client, employer, or author has been difficult to work with, processes have gone awry, or the project has felt like a fiasco from start to finish. In every such experience, however, there can be a lesson and an opportunity for professional growth.Tonight’s panel—Frances Peck, Eve Rickert, and Eva van Emden—will share their scariest editing stories, how they handled them, and, most importantly, what they learned.

A partner with West Coast Editorial Associates and a Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), Frances Peck works on a wide range of material, from websites and brochures to reports and books. She also teaches editing and writing at UBC and Douglas College and delivers workshops for a variety of organizations.

Eve Rickert is a Certified Professional Editor and the founder of Talk Science to Me, a science communications firm that works with non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities, and consultants to explain and deliver science-based information through a variety of channels. She is also a published author and the co-founder of Thorntree Press.

Eva van Emden, a Certified Proofreader and Copy Editor, is a freelance editor who edits trade books and magazines, self-published books, corporate reports, and scientific and technical materials.

BONUS! Enter the draw at the meeting for a special prize.

No Editors’ Pub Night This Month
There will be no organized pub nights before the remainder of our 2017 meetings. Watch for announcements about the next pub gathering in January 2018.

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