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March 1-31, 2021: Document Readability Design and Layout for Editors

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Between March 1 and 31, 2021, watch three pre-recorded 30-minute lectures and complete assignments; on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, attend a live discussion and critique.
Where: Live session on April 8 is via Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $145 for non-members ($125 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes March 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through February 8, 2021.

Understanding the fundamental rules of design not only enhances your editorial skills, it also makes you a more effective partner in the design process.

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November 18, 2020: Effective Document Design

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:30–8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Analyzing and editing documents for usability, clarity, and accessibility is an essential part of an editor’s job. Being familiar with Plain Language Principles and understanding graphic design principles that affect readability will enhance your editing skills.  

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