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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Can You Find Inner Peace During a Pandemic?

Written by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Meagan Kus

Editors find comfort in the stable predictability of grammatical rules, of univocal styles and definitions—with some exceptions to keep us on our toes. We turn to these to balance the everyday chaos in the world beyond the word. But what happens when the thread in the fabric of our daily lives is so forcefully yanked that our safety blankets are completely torn at their seams? Is our respite in linguistic structures enough to offset the surrealness of a world dizzied by a viral outbreak?

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Introducing the Editors BC 2020–2021 Executive

During our online chapter meeting on June 17, Editors BC held elections to fill positions becoming vacant on the executive.

Before we list the new executive, we’d like to thank outgoing executive members Alexandra Bogdanovic (programs), Maggie Clark (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), Marianne Grier (past chair), Ellen Michelle (professional development), and Tiffany Sloan (treasurer) for their dedication to serving all Editors BC members.

We are also extending a warm welcome to new executive members Katie Beaton (publications and West Coast Editor managing editor), Tania Cheffins (treasurer), Joyce Chung (programs), Letitia Henville (professional development), and Marta Orellana (programs). These new executive members will take over from their outgoing counterparts on July 1.

In addition, Barbara Johnston is moving from volunteer coordinator to professional development, Jesse Marchand from branch chair to past chair, and Liz Warwick from communications to branch chair. Continue reading