April 28, 2018: Eight-Step Editing

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Room 810, 8th floor, BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: $175 for Editors Canada members ($145 early bird), $240 for non-members ($210 early bird), and $110 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes April 24; early-bird rates are in effect through April 10.

Eight-Step Editing teaches an approach to editing that helps writers and editors alike. Everyone who has ever clarified a sentence in an email, a report, or another written work can benefit from this workshop.

This newly updated workshop breaks down the task of editing into a sequence of actions to improve and clarify text while retaining the author’s voice.

Workshop outline:
Step 1: Shorten sentences.
Step 2: Take out the trash.
Step 3: Deflate fat words.
Step 4: Reduce negatives.
Step 5: Eliminate the equations.
Step 6: Activate the passives.
Step 7: Lead with strength.
Step 8: Tune up topic sentences.

Visit the registration page for further details.

Moira White is a versatile communicator with decades of experience in plain language editing, writing, and teaching for government and corporate clients. She teaches a number of highly acclaimed writing and editing courses in Ottawa and across Canada; last year she taught close to 1,000 students.

Moira holds a master’s degree in social policy. She has extensive experience editing texts to produce clear, concise documents and helping clients find appropriate means of disseminating information.

Moira is a past president and long-time member of Editors Canada. She has also been a member of Plain Language International (PLAIN) for many years.

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