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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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A minimalist map of BC shows that 62% of Editors BC members live in the Lower Mainland, 20% live in Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 11% live in the Okanagan and the Kootenays, 3% live in the Sunshine Coast, 2.5% live in Northern BC and Yukon, and .8% live in the West Coast of the U.S.
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Getting to Know Our Members from All Around BC: Heather van der Hoop

Written by Ana Scherders; copy edited by Annette Gingrich

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 259 members.

In this series, our volunteer writers interview some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, Ana interviews Heather van der Hoop.

Heather has been editing professionally for over six years. She lives with her partner in Kimberley, BC, where she works as a freelance editor in several specialized areas. Currently enrolled in SFU’s Editing Certificate program, she is a student affiliate of Editors Canada.

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March 17, 2021: Make Word Work for You: Tips and Tricks, Macros, and Wildcards

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Most editors work with Microsoft Word, but many of us still have not unlocked or discovered all of its tricks.

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A minimalist map of BC shows that 62% of Editors BC members live in the Lower Mainland, 20% live in Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 11% live in the Okanagan and the Kootenays, 3% live in the Sunshine Coast, 2.5% live in Northern BC and Yukon, and .8% live in the West Coast of the U.S.
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Getting to Know Our Members from All Around BC: Janice Love

Written by David Marsh; copy edited by Janet Millar

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 257 members.

In this series, our volunteer writers interview some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, David interviews Janice Love.

Janice is a freelance editor specializing in fiction, academic, educational, and business materials, with a particular interest in children’s literature and theological writing. Janice has been a member of Editors BC for more than two years and lives in Vernon with her family.

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February 17, 2021: Taking Care of Life Stories

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Stories are the fabric of our lives that make us who we are. Caring for life stories—whether it is your own or one that you have been entrusted to help mould—is a delicate and important responsibility.

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January 20, 2021: Writing and Editing for the Web

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Our language has changed over the years, and so has the way our audiences read. So much of what we write ends up on the web, and as editors and writers, there are ways we can make sure that our copy is suitable for an online audience.

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A minimalist map of BC shows that 62% of Editors BC members live in the Lower Mainland, 20% live in Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 11% live in the Okanagan and the Kootenays, 3% live in the Sunshine Coast, 2.5% live in Northern BC and Yukon, and .8% live in the West Coast of the U.S.
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Getting to Know Our Members from All Around BC: Tara Sylvestre

Written by Taisha Garby; copy edited by Merel Elsinga

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 257 members.

In this series, our volunteer writers interview some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, Taisha interviews Tara Sylvestre.

Tara has been editing professionally for four years and has been a member of Editors BC for six years. She lives in Revelstoke, BC, where she is well known for throwing an annual fancy-dress Christmas party in her 114-year-old heritage home. Tara says that with all the guests in evening gowns, high heels, suits, and tuxedos; music pouring out of the old windows; and huge snowflakes falling all around, it feels like being inside a snow globe. She will miss that party very much this year.

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November 26, 2020: Networking and Collaboration with Editors Edmonton and Editors Calgary

What: Editors BC collaborative event
When: Thursday, November 26, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

In the wake of COVID-19, making new connections in a socially distanced world can be challenging. Editors BC, in collaboration with Editors Edmonton and Editors Calgary, will be participating in a discussion about leveraging networking and collaboration to find and secure job opportunities.

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