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Excel Tips for Self-Employed Editors with Maya Berger

When: January 28, 2023, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

When a client approaches you about a new editing job, wouldn’t it be great if you had a tool to help you:

  • quote a fair rate and accurate time frame for the project;
  • track whether you get paid on time;
  • compare your estimated hourly rate and editing speed with your actual rate and speed; and
  • analyze how valuable this client is to your business?
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Jennifer Lawler on pursuing an editing career: “Just go out there and do it!

Interview by Lola Opatayo; copy edited by Naomi Dobler

Editors BC is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lawler, this month’s seminar facilitator and successful editing tutor, to share lessons learned from her teaching career and business tips for prospective editors.

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Let’s begin with your journey into teaching. What inspired you to start teaching other editors?

I fell into it! It wasn’t anything I intended to start doing. I began my career a long time ago teaching English literature at the university level, and I’ve always loved being a teacher, but working as a freelance editor (and writer) fit into my life much better.

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Diving into Development: Introduction to the Developmental Editing of Fiction with Jennifer Lawler

When: Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PT
Where: Online via Zoom

“Diving into Development” will discuss the basics of developmental editing and how it is performed by freelance editors. We’ll look at how to spot common developmental problems in fiction, using the fundamentals of storytelling (from a Western perspective) as the lens through which we evaluate fiction manuscripts.

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Editors BC Student Networking Event

What: Student networking event for Editors BC student affiliate members
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 7:15 to 8:45 pm PDT

Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free

You’re invited to a 90-minute online networking event on Wednesday, May 4, to meet other student affiliates, share your knowledge and successes, and learn from your peers.

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Professional Development Seminar: Eight-Step Editing with Moira White

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 and Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:00 am–12:00 pm PDT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $230 for non-members ($200 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes April 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through March 22, 2022.

Registration is limited, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

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Conscious Language with Crystal Shelley: An interview

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Patricia Tomaszewski 

As editors, we have a knack for words. We can guide writers to express their thoughts and ideas with more clarity. And we can help to ensure that the language used is free of bias and harm. 

So, being familiar with inclusive and conscious language is an important part of our profession, and Editors BC’s upcoming professional development seminar with Crystal Shelley will help editors become more proficient in identifying potential harm.

Let’s meet our presenter, Crystal Shelley.  

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Talking tips and taxes with Sunny: An interview with personal tax advisor, Sunny Widerman

Interview by Marta Orellana; copy edited by Louise Standish

Sunny Widerman

Are you self-employed or interested in starting out an exciting new endeavour, but the world of taxes just has you scratching your head?

Learning the basics of running your business means you need to understand how the financial and tax aspects of it work.

Editors BC is looking forward to hosting Sunny Widerman’s informative seminar on this topic, providing you with an easy-to-understand, jargon-free introduction to everything you need to know.

Let’s meet our presenter, Sunny.  

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Professional Development Seminar: Conscious and Inclusive Editing – Understanding Conscious Language and the Editorial Role with Crystal Shelley

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 and Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:00 am–11:30 am PT
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $170 for non-members ($150 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes March 8, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through February 15, 2022.

Registration is limited, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

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