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November 21, 2018: Niche Editing—Seeing the Opportunities

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: New location | Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

If it can be written, it can also be improved on with editing and proofreading. The abundance of written material that surrounds us—signs, labels, notices, directions, instructions, blurbs, forms—provides often-overlooked opportunities for editors. On Wednesday, November 21, join us as four editors each describe a specialized editing niche they have developed. Learn about the issues particular to niche editing, the general and specific skills required, liaising with writers, keeping the audience in mind, and how to create your own niche opportunities by uncovering demand for the work. This moderated panel aims to open your mind to previously hidden editing possibilities!

Susan Fitzgerald is a freelance editor, researcher, and writer. For more than two decades, she has helped fiction and non-fiction writers, academics, and organizations with their writing projects. She has worked extensively with wine writers and wine companies.

Sharon McInnis spent over 20 years in marketing, account services, and print production before becoming the ProofingQueen 17 years ago. She has proofread and fact-checked materials for a wide range of services and products, including children’s menus and activity books.

Heather Ross transitioned from project management to editing five years ago after completing the SFU editing certificate. She provides editing services to a variety of clients, including engineering firms, health care organizations, and publishers. A lifelong knitter, she also specializes in technical editing of knitting patterns.

Lynn Sackville has worked as an in-house editor for over 30 years, first with a community newspaper and then for a major accounting firm. In addition to general editing of business-related documents, she specializes in technical editing of financial statements.

This presentation will be live streamed for Editors BC members! Watch your inbox for a members-only link to view the presentation live or access a recording after.

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

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