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Aligning Expectations: Contracts Between Editors and Indie Authors with Karin Horwatt Cather

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PST

Where: Online via Zoom

“Aligning Expectations” will discuss the need for a contract between an editor and an author. This webinar is for freelance editors who are interested in protecting the rights and responsibilities of both editor and author with a written service agreement. A clearly worded service agreement aligns the expectations of both authors and editors, which prevents disagreements and hard feelings on both sides. Aligned expectations between the parties prevent editors from feeling exploited and authors from feeling ripped off.

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From Editor to Author: A Journey in Several Parts

What:    Editors BC monthly meeting
When:   Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PST
Where:  Online through Zoom
Cost: ​     Free for Editors Canada members
​               $10 for non-members
​               $5 for student non-members

For three decades, Frances Peck was a successful behind-the-scenes wordsmith, working on other people’s publications as an editor, ghostwriter, and rewriter. She also taught over 10,000 people how to get better at editing and writing. Then she decided it was time to return to her youthful passion—writing fiction. At our November meeting, Frances will discuss her journey from hidden editor to published author, fielding questions on writing, editing, and publishing.

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Show and Tell, Meet Your 2022–2023 Executive, and Upcoming Programs and Professional Development Schedule

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members
$10 for non-members
$5 for student non-members

Welcome back to the monthly Editors BC meetings. Join us on Zoom at 7:30 pm PT, and don’t forget to BYO wine and cheese!

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Editors BC Student Networking Event

What: Student networking event for Editors BC student affiliate members
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 7:15 to 8:45 pm PDT

Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free

You’re invited to a 90-minute online networking event on Wednesday, May 4, to meet other student affiliates, share your knowledge and successes, and learn from your peers.

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April 20, 2022: Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 20, 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

Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who’ve experienced trauma might encounter. 

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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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