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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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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: Merielle Kazakoff

Written by Ana Scherders; copy edited by Annette Gingrich

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 252 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 Merielle Kazakoff.

Merielle lives in the Christina Lake area of the West Kootenay region, about 70 kilometres southwest of Castlegar, BC. She’s the owner of MMK Editing and Design and has been a member of Editors BC since 2018.

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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: Błażej Szpakowicz

Written by Janice Love; copy edited by Taisha Garby

Błażej Szpakowicz

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 252 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, Janice interviews Błażej Szpakowicz.

Błażej (pronounced “Bwa.sey“) resides in Kamloops, BC, and owns B+ Editing Services. He has been an Editors BC member since 2017. Błażej sits on Editors Canada’s training and development committee, assisting with the webinar program. He was the July 2019 volunteer of the month.

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Getting to Know Your New Editors BC Board: Five Quick Questions

Written by David Marsh; copy edited by Janet Millar

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In June, Editors BC elected its new executive for 2020-2021. We felt now would be a good chance for members to get to know these 11 volunteers a little better.

We’ve asked each of them a set of five quick questions aimed at giving members a glimpse of the person occupying the position, along with some choice professional wisdom.

Here they are:   

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Introducing the Editors BC 2020–2021 Executive

During our online chapter meeting on June 17, Editors BC held elections to fill positions becoming vacant on the executive.

Before we list the new executive, we’d like to thank outgoing executive members Alexandra Bogdanovic (programs), Maggie Clark (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), Marianne Grier (past chair), Ellen Michelle (professional development), and Tiffany Sloan (treasurer) for their dedication to serving all Editors BC members.

We are also extending a warm welcome to new executive members Katie Beaton (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), Tania Cheffins (treasurer), Joyce Chung (programs), Letitia Henville (professional development), and Marta Orellana (programs). These new executive members will take over from their outgoing counterparts on July 1.

In addition, Barbara Johnston is moving from volunteer coordinator to professional development, Jesse Marchand from branch chair to past chair, and Liz Warwick from communications to branch chair. Continue reading

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: Marianne Sprague

Written by Liz Warwick; copy edited by Annette Gingrich

Marianne Sprague

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 246 members.

In this series, Social Media Executive Liz Warwick interviews some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, she interviews Marianne Sprague.

Marianne resides on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh (Prince George, BC). She has been an Editors BC member since 2017.

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