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May 15, 2019: Season-End Ice Cream Social, Volunteer Recognition, and Executive Elections

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm (elections start at 8:00 pm)
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Summer is coming! Join us in winding down the Editors BC 2019–2020 season with an ice-cream and refreshments social and volunteer recognition night.

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April 17, 2019: Editing in Another World

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Our next meeting will feature a special presentation by fellow Editors BC executive member Ellen Michelle, a soon-to-be graduate of the Master of Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University. Ellen is specialized in editing and publishing speculative fiction genres, and aims to promote and support Canadian authors in everything she does. Ellen launched her own publishing company, Constellate Publishing, in 2018. 

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March 20, 2019: English Language and Literature

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Join us at our next monthly meeting for a fascinating presentation by research linguist Stefan Dollinger on his new book, Creating Canadian English: The Professor, the Mountaineer, and a National Variety of English (2019). Stefan will lead us through this lively account of the making of Canadian English which traces the variety’s conceptual, social and linguistic developments from the twentieth century to the present.

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February 20, 2019: Discovering New Inspirations!

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
*When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

*Please note that there will be a 20-minute tour starting promptly at 7:15–7:35 pm.

Join us at our February meeting to learn more about the free technology, spaces, and events the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has to offer you as an editor, writer, and/or content creator.

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January 16, 2019: How to Turn Secret Talents into Editing Super Powers!

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Join us at our next meeting to learn how education, past careers, personal hobbies and passions—basically, transferable skills acquired through experience unrelated to editing—have expanded the expertise of your editorial colleagues and contributed to making them better, more knowledgeable editors.

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November 21, 2018: Niche Editing—Seeing the Opportunities

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: New location | Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

If it can be written, it can also be improved on with editing and proofreading. The abundance of written material that surrounds us—signs, labels, notices, directions, instructions, blurbs, forms—provides often-overlooked opportunities for editors. On Wednesday, November 21, join us as four editors each describe a specialized editing niche they have developed. Learn about the issues particular to niche editing, the general and specific skills required, liaising with writers, keeping the audience in mind, and how to create your own niche opportunities by uncovering demand for the work. This moderated panel aims to open your mind to previously hidden editing possibilities!

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