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Meet Your Future Self: Free Student-Focused Group Networking Event

Do you want to meet experienced editors whose work and lived experience can inform your career trajectory? Do you have questions about working freelance or in-house, in fiction or non-fiction, or in print or digital mediums? Not sure what training or conferences you should participate in? Want to hear from experienced professionals with diverse work and lived experiences? Come to “Meet Your Future Self”!

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Boundaries and Consent: Say No to Burnout

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PDT

WHERE: Online through Zoom

COST: Free for Editors Canada members

$10 for non-members

$5 for student non-members

What do YES and NO feel like? It’s a simple question…but can you answer it? This session dives into the experience of consent/boundaries and what it means for editor-client relationships.

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On Coaching and Editing: An Interview with Merielle Kazakoff

Interview by Lola Opatayo; copy edited by Naomi Randall Dobler

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Merielle Kazakoff, our April seminar facilitator, to the West Coast Editor. In this interview, she discusses the joys and challenges of being a writing coach, the differences between coaching and traditional editing, and her photography.  

What do you believe are some of the biggest challenges facing self-publishing authors today?

One of the most common challenges authors have is how to market their book. Self-publishing means self-funding, and authors would like a return on the money they put into it. Plus, they have a story to share, so how to do so in the most widespread and effective way is another hurdle. There is a lot of competition to get noticed. 

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Working with Self-Publishing Authors

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT

Where: Online via Zoom

Working with self-publishing authors is a unique and often gratifying experience for editors. But if these do-it-yourself writers need extra support on their publishing journey, being “just” an editor is not always enough to help them. Merielle Kazakoff will share how she found her way into the self-publishing field, how she has adapted to the needs of her clients, and why she loves working in this fast-growing book market. You’ll also learn:

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Aligning Expectations: Contracts Between Editors and Indie Authors with Karin Horwatt Cather

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PST

Where: Online via Zoom

“Aligning Expectations” will discuss the need for a contract between an editor and an author. This webinar is for freelance editors who are interested in protecting the rights and responsibilities of both editor and author with a written service agreement. A clearly worded service agreement aligns the expectations of both authors and editors, which prevents disagreements and hard feelings on both sides. Aligned expectations between the parties prevent editors from feeling exploited and authors from feeling ripped off.

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Editing Okanagan Women’s Voices: Syilx and Settler Writing and Relations

WHEN             Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PST

WHERE          Online through Zoom

COST               Free for Editors Canada members

                         $10 for non-members

                         $5 for student non-members

Okanagan Women’s Voices: Syilx and Settler Writing and Relations, 1870s to 1960s is a new and unique history book that places together writings by both Indigenous and settler women of the Okanagan. This approach has led to “new perspectives and understanding” (Okanagan Women’s Voices, Introduction, p. vi). Join us in hearing from all three editors of this important book regarding their editing process and the decisions and discoveries they made.

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