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April 18, 2018: Editing and Writing in the Video Game Industry

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members and student affiliates, $10 for non-members, and $5 for non-member students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Branching dialogue, visual novels, role-playing games, narrative design, and game localization: welcome to the world of writing and editing for video games. Tonight’s meeting will reveal the ups and downs of working in a media niche most of us know only as consumers. Get the inside scoop on the unique process of game development, the roles that writers and editors can play, and the opportunities and challenges related to breaking into this competitive sector.

Our speaker, Michelle Clough, is a Vancouver-based freelance writer, editor, narrative designer, localization specialist, QA playtester, closed-caption timer, and professional fangirl. She has been working in the game industry for seven years and is a regular speaker at the Game Developers Conference and PAX West.

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

Editors’ pub night
No plans before the April meeting? Drop by the Elephant & Castle for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just catch up with other editors. Members and non-members are welcome. When you arrive, look for pub-night host Roma Ilnyckyj.

Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard Street (Marine Building)
When: Before the meeting, between 5:30 and 6:45 pm

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