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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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October 16, 2021: Freelance 201: Start Thriving

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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 October 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through September 21, 2021.

If you’re ready to grow, register here!

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Calling for Volunteer Editors for Word Vancouver’s Blue Pencil Sessions

What: Word Vancouver 2021 Festival

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00–6:00 pm

Where: Online,TBA

 

Word Vancouver and Editors BC are presenting a live, virtual, one-on-one workshop where editors will work with authors to assess writing samples. This is an opportunity for editors to demonstrate how the editing process and the author-editor relationship work.

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A new season with the 2021–2022 Editors BC Executive

As we look forward to the 2021–2022 season, we would like to introduce you to your Editors BC executive members for this year.

First, though, we’d like to thank outgoing executive members Barbara Johnston (professional development), Katie Beaton (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), and Joyce Chung (programs).

We extend a warm welcome to new executive members Claire Majors (professional development), Madeline Walker (programs), Rita Zamluk (programs), Janis Cleugh (co-secretary), and Naomi Cappallo (volunteer coodinator). These new executive members started their term on July 1.

In addition, Marta Orellana has moved from programs to publications and West Coast Editor managing editor.

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