Niche Editing: An interview with Merel Elsinga about editing cookbooks

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Lola Opatayo

Merel Elsinga

Ever been interested in exploring a particular niche?

This month, Merel Elsinga will be joining us at our monthly member meeting to talk about her experience proofreading cookbooks and how she got started.

Let’s meet Merel!

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March 16, 2022: Cookbook Editing from a Proofreader’s Perspective

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7:30–8:30 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 proofreading cookbooks led by Merel Elsinga.  

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Professional Development Seminar: Eight-Step Editing with Moira White

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 and Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:00 am–12:00 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 April 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through March 22, 2022.

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

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An interview with Shirarose Wilensky, winner of the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Naomi Dobler

Shirarose Wilensky

Editors BC is thrilled to welcome Shirarose Wilensky to speak at the February 16th Editors BC monthly member meeting

Shirarose is an award-winning editor, who recently won the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her edit of Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread

Let’s get to know our presenter.

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Conscious Language with Crystal Shelley: An interview

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Patricia Tomaszewski 

As editors, we have a knack for words. We can guide writers to express their thoughts and ideas with more clarity. And we can help to ensure that the language used is free of bias and harm. 

So, being familiar with inclusive and conscious language is an important part of our profession, and Editors BC’s upcoming professional development seminar with Crystal Shelley will help editors become more proficient in identifying potential harm.

Let’s meet our presenter, Crystal Shelley.  

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Talking tips and taxes with Sunny: An interview with personal tax advisor, Sunny Widerman

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Louise Standish

Sunny Widerman

Are you self-employed or interested in starting out an exciting new endeavour, but the world of taxes just has you scratching your head?

Learning the basics of running your business means you need to understand how the financial and tax aspects of it work.

Editors BC is looking forward to hosting Sunny Widerman’s informative seminar on this topic, providing you with an easy-to-understand, jargon-free introduction to everything you need to know.

Let’s meet our presenter, Sunny.  

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February 16, 2022: Prize-Winning Editing with Shirarose Wilensky, winner of the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 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

Meet Shirarose Wilensky (she/her) and hear about her prize-winning edit of Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread, an intergenerational novel about three Nigerian women, with themes of food, family, and forgiveness.

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Professional Development Seminar: Conscious and Inclusive Editing – Understanding Conscious Language and the Editorial Role with Crystal Shelley

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 and Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:00 am–11:30 am PT
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 March 8, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through February 15, 2022.

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

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Professional Development Seminar: Taxes for Freelancers

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10:00 am–1:00 pm PT
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 February 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through January 19, 2022.

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

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