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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Fiction Editing Weekend Intensive with Caroline Adderson

What: Editors BC workshop
When: Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, 2021, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes September 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through August 31, 2021.

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

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Meet the Instructor: Letitia Henville

Written by Carl Rosenberg; copy edited by Merel Elsinga

Photo of Letitia

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Editors Canada conference, Letitia Henville will host a networking session on “Developing content marketing opportunities.”

Content marketing is a long-term marketing strategy that involves giving away your knowledge for free to potential clients, and thereby establishing their trust. This session will bring together editors with shared expertise to collaborate on content marketing opportunities. It will be grounded in the ethos that editors are not in competition with one another, and that raising the profile of the profession and of Editors Canada creates more business for all of us. Participants are invited to see their fellow editors as supportive colleagues and potential collaborators—not as competition. 

Letitia is a freelance academic editor at and the advice columnist behind “Ask Dr. Editor,” published monthly at University Affairs. Letitia edits grant applications for artists and academics, and also edits journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and promotion and tenure dossiers, with a special emphasis on the health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Carl Rosenberg, a volunteer with Editors BC, spoke to Letitia about her forthcoming session.   

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Blue Pencil Series 2021: You’re Invited

You are invited to be part of Editors BC’s popular Blue Pencil series, now being held via Zoom. This change opens up the program to editors and authors outside the Lower Mainland.

Editors BC and the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are again offering the public a series of free editing consultations. These popular events build awareness for Editors BC and are a great opportunity for editors to build their skills and connect with potential clients.

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April 21, 2021: Writing and Publishing Children’s Books for a Niche Audience

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $5 non-members and students

Elspeth Rae and Rowena Rae are sisters who believe in a world where all children learn to read with confidence and have the chance to discover the pleasure of being lost in a good book.

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