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From Editor to Author: A Journey in Several Parts

What:    Editors BC monthly meeting
When:   Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:30 to 8:30 pm PST
Where:  Online through Zoom
Cost: ​     Free for Editors Canada members
​               $10 for non-members
​               $5 for student non-members

For three decades, Frances Peck was a successful behind-the-scenes wordsmith, working on other people’s publications as an editor, ghostwriter, and rewriter. She also taught over 10,000 people how to get better at editing and writing. Then she decided it was time to return to her youthful passion—writing fiction. At our November meeting, Frances will discuss her journey from hidden editor to published author, fielding questions on writing, editing, and publishing.

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Show and Tell, Meet Your 2022–2023 Executive, and Upcoming Programs and Professional Development Schedule

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members
$10 for non-members
$5 for student non-members

Welcome back to the monthly Editors BC meetings. Join us on Zoom at 7:30 pm PT, and don’t forget to BYO wine and cheese!

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April 20, 2022: Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who’ve experienced trauma might encounter. 

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March 16, 2022: Cookbook Editing from a Proofreader’s Perspective

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Join us for a conversation about proofreading cookbooks led by Merel Elsinga.  

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February 16, 2022: Prize-Winning Editing with Shirarose Wilensky, winner of the 2021 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PST
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Meet Shirarose Wilensky (she/her) and hear about her prize-winning edit of Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread, an intergenerational novel about three Nigerian women, with themes of food, family, and forgiveness.

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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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January 19, 2022: Editing Academic Research Grant Proposals

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7:30–8:30 pm PST
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for student non-members

Join us for a conversation about editing research grant proposals led by Letitia Henville (she/her), an award-winning instructor and academic editor.

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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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