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.

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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Standing on a wooden ledge near a chess board, a black chess pawn and a white chess pawn are next to each other surrounded by a cobblestone pathway and some greenery.

Event Review: Lana Okerlund’s “Do the Work You Want: A Guided Strategic Retreat for Editors”

Written by Janice Love; copy edited by Emma Caplan

Does your editing career need an edit? Are you doing the kind(s) of editing you want to do? Are you gaining the value, whether monetary or otherwise, you want from the editing work you do?

These are all questions I had, and so Lana Okerlund’s offer to help via her guided strategic retreat for editors was worth the winter trip to Vancouver from Vernon!

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