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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An interview with Renée Sarojini Saklikar: Poetry, editing, and the path to finding a true passion

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Paige Shaw

This November, Renée Sarojini Saklikar will be presenting at our November 17, 2021, monthly meeting, “The nuance of poetry editing: A talk with Renée Sarojini Saklikar.

Editors BC is thrilled to welcome Renée—a poet, author, lawyer, and teacher—as she shares her insight into the world of editing poetry.

Her poetry book, children of air indiawon the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize, and she is co-author of the poetry and essay collection, Listening to the Bees, which won the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award, Environment/Ecology

Renée answers questions about the qualities and skills that are important for a poetry editor, her journey from lawyer to editor, and the projects that have brought her success and fulfillment in her career.

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Getting to Know Ann Carlsen, Instructor for Editors BC’s Upcoming Seminar, Copyright for Editors

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Taisha Garby

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Ann Carlsen for the upcoming professional development seminar, “Copyright for Editors.

Ann has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1991 and specializes in intellectual property law. 

Find out more about Ann, her expertise in copyright laws, and about the Editors BC seminar.

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Introducing Rhonda Kronyk, Settler/Dene Editor Specializing in Editing Work By and For Indigenous Peoples

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Holly Sawchuk

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Rhonda Kronyk as a presenter for our October 20, 2021, monthly meeting, “Indigenous Editing.”

As an Indigenous editor (Tsay Keh Dene, northern BC), Rhonda helps foster a respect for Indigenous perspectives in the world of writing and editing. 

Read on to learn about the important work that Rhonda does, how she got started, and how editors can take an active role in reconciliation.

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Getting to Know Your Editors BC Board for 2021–2022

Written by David Marsh; copy edited by Janis Cleugh

With Editors BC’s new season getting underway this month, West Coast Editor felt now would be a good time to help members learn a bit more about their new executive for 2021–2022.

We’ve asked each member of the executive to describe their role in keeping Editors BC flourishing. We also asked them to pick two more questions on a variety of topics.

Here they are:

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Meet Laura Poole, Instructor for Editors BC’s Upcoming Seminar, Freelance 201

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Katie Beaton

Laura Poole will be teaching and sharing her wisdom with us during the Editors BC seminar “Freelance 201” on October 16, 2021.

Let’s get to know Laura a bit before her exciting session!

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A new season with the 2021–2022 Editors BC Executive

As we look forward to the 2021–2022 season, we would like to introduce you to your Editors BC executive members for this year.

First, though, we’d like to thank outgoing executive members Barbara Johnston (professional development), Katie Beaton (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), and Joyce Chung (programs).

We extend a warm welcome to new executive members Claire Majors (professional development), Madeline Walker (programs), Rita Zamluk (programs), Janis Cleugh (co-secretary), and Naomi Cappallo (volunteer coodinator). These new executive members started their term on July 1.

In addition, Marta Orellana has moved from programs to publications and West Coast Editor managing editor.

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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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