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Professional Development Seminar: Questions to Ask a Poem: The Basics of Poetry Editing with Ruth Daniell

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST and Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $170 for non-members ($150 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes January 21, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through December 17, 2021.

Registration is limited, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

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An interview with Renée Sarojini Saklikar: Poetry, editing, and the path to finding a true passion

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Paige Shaw

This November, Renée Sarojini Saklikar will be presenting at our November 17, 2021, monthly meeting, “The nuance of poetry editing: A talk with Renée Sarojini Saklikar.

Editors BC is thrilled to welcome Renée—a poet, author, lawyer, and teacher—as she shares her insight into the world of editing poetry.

Her poetry book, children of air indiawon the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize, and she is co-author of the poetry and essay collection, Listening to the Bees, which won the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award, Environment/Ecology

Renée answers questions about the qualities and skills that are important for a poetry editor, her journey from lawyer to editor, and the projects that have brought her success and fulfillment in her career.

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November 17, 2021: The Nuance of Poetry Editing: A talk by Renée Sarojini Saklikar

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:30–8:30 pm PST
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Renée Sarojini Saklikar is an award-winning author, instructor, and editor who lives in Vancouver. By sharing examples from her own poetry, teaching, and editing, Saklikar will answer the question, “What qualities and skills are important for a poetry editor?” 

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Getting to Know Ann Carlsen, Instructor for Editors BC’s Upcoming Seminar, Copyright for Editors

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Taisha Garby

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Ann Carlsen for the upcoming professional development seminar, “Copyright for Editors.

Ann has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1991 and specializes in intellectual property law. 

Find out more about Ann, her expertise in copyright laws, and about the Editors BC seminar.

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Introducing Rhonda Kronyk, Settler/Dene Editor Specializing in Editing Work By and For Indigenous Peoples

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Holly Sawchuk

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Rhonda Kronyk as a presenter for our October 20, 2021, monthly meeting, “Indigenous Editing.”

As an Indigenous editor (Tsay Keh Dene, northern BC), Rhonda helps foster a respect for Indigenous perspectives in the world of writing and editing. 

Read on to learn about the important work that Rhonda does, how she got started, and how editors can take an active role in reconciliation.

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October 20, 2021: Indigenous Editing

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Join us for a conversation about working with Indigenous writers and editors led by Rhonda Kronyk, a Settler/Dene writing, editing, and grant-writing consultant. 

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Professional Development Seminar: Copyright for Editors

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 30, Saturday, November 6, and Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $230 for non-members ($200 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes October 26, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through October 12, 2021.

Don’t miss out; register here!

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Getting to Know Your Editors BC Board for 2021–2022

Written by David Marsh; copy edited by Janis Cleugh

With Editors BC’s new season getting underway this month, West Coast Editor felt now would be a good time to help members learn a bit more about their new executive for 2021–2022.

We’ve asked each member of the executive to describe their role in keeping Editors BC flourishing. We also asked them to pick two more questions on a variety of topics.

Here they are:

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Meet Laura Poole, Instructor for Editors BC’s Upcoming Seminar, Freelance 201

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Katie Beaton

Laura Poole will be teaching and sharing her wisdom with us during the Editors BC seminar “Freelance 201” on October 16, 2021.

Let’s get to know Laura a bit before her exciting session!

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