An interview with Shirarose Wilensky, winner of the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Naomi Dobler

Shirarose Wilensky

Editors BC is thrilled to welcome Shirarose Wilensky to speak at the February 16th Editors BC monthly member meeting

Shirarose is an award-winning editor, who recently won the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her edit of Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread

Let’s get to know our presenter.

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Conscious Language with Crystal Shelley: An interview

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Patricia Tomaszewski 

As editors, we have a knack for words. We can guide writers to express their thoughts and ideas with more clarity. And we can help to ensure that the language used is free of bias and harm. 

So, being familiar with inclusive and conscious language is an important part of our profession, and Editors BC’s upcoming professional development seminar with Crystal Shelley will help editors become more proficient in identifying potential harm.

Let’s meet our presenter, Crystal Shelley.  

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Talking tips and taxes with Sunny: An interview with personal tax advisor, Sunny Widerman

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Louise Standish

Sunny Widerman

Are you self-employed or interested in starting out an exciting new endeavour, but the world of taxes just has you scratching your head?

Learning the basics of running your business means you need to understand how the financial and tax aspects of it work.

Editors BC is looking forward to hosting Sunny Widerman’s informative seminar on this topic, providing you with an easy-to-understand, jargon-free introduction to everything you need to know.

Let’s meet our presenter, Sunny.  

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February 16, 2022: Prize-Winning Editing with Shirarose Wilensky, winner of the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

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

Meet Shirarose Wilensky (she/her) and hear about her prize-winning edit of Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread, an intergenerational novel about three Nigerian women, with themes of food, family, and forgiveness.

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Professional Development Seminar: Conscious and Inclusive Editing – Understanding Conscious Language and the Editorial Role with Crystal Shelley

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 and Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:00 am–11:30 am PT
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 March 8, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through February 15, 2022.

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

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Professional Development Seminar: Taxes for Freelancers

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10:00 am–1:00 pm PT
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 February 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through January 19, 2022.

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

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Questions to Ask a Poetry Editor: An interview with Ruth Daniell

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Claire Majors

Over the course of two days in January 2022, poetry editor Ruth Daniell will lead an Editors BC online seminar entitled “Questions to Ask a Poem: The Basics of Poetry Editing.” Attendees will explore the best ways to support poets and will learn the four key questions to ask any poem.

Let’s meet Ruth Daniell!

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Editing Research Grant Proposals: An interview with our guest speaker, Letitia Henville 

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Janet Millar

On January 19, Letitia Henville will start off our 2022 monthly member meetings with a presentation on a specific subset of academic editing—editing research grant proposals. She will be sharing tips and tricks with those interested in or already working in this field. 

Let’s get to know our presenter!

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January 19, 2022: Editing Academic Research Grant Proposals

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PST
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 editing research grant proposals led by Letitia Henville (she/her), an award-winning instructor and academic editor.

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Professional Development Seminar: Questions to Ask a Poem: The Basics of Poetry Editing with Ruth Daniell

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST and Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST
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 January 21, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through December 17, 2021.

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

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