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Professional Development Seminar: Questions to Ask a Poem: The Basics of Poetry Editing with Ruth Daniell

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST and Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm PST
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 January 21, 2022, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through December 17, 2021.

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

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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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Professional Development Seminar: Copyright for Editors

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 30, Saturday, November 6, and Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:30 am to 12:30 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 October 26, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through October 12, 2021.

Don’t miss out; register here!

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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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October 16, 2021: Freelance 201: Start Thriving

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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 October 12, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through September 21, 2021.

If you’re ready to grow, register here!

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April 24-May 15, 2021: Grammar Boot Camp

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Four Saturdays, April 24, May 1, 8, and 15, 2021, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: All sessions online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes April 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through April 3, 2021.

Want to flex your grammar (and punctuation and usage) muscles?

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March 6-31, 2021: Document Readability Design and Layout for Editors

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Between March 6 and 31, 2021, watch three pre-recorded 30-minute lectures and complete assignments; on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, attend a live discussion and critique.
Where: Live session on April 8 is via Zoom
Cost: $90 for Editors Canada members ($70 early bird), $145 for non-members ($125 early bird), and $50 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes March 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through February 8, 2021.

Understanding the fundamental rules of design not only enhances your editorial skills, it also makes you a more effective partner in the design process.

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February 9-March 2, 2021: Marketing, Networking, and Building Your Client Base

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Four Tuesdays, February 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes February 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through January 19, 2021.

As a freelancer, your network is one of the most valuable tools in your marketing toolkit. Many of your jobs and potential clients will come via referrals from people you know, both personally and professionally. But how do you grow your network? How do you reach out to let people know you’re looking for clients without feeling awkward about it? How do you market your business effectively while still taking on client projects?

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January 12-February 2, 2021: Breaking into Instructional Design: A Course for Editors Seeking New Opportunities and Challenges

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Four Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes January 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through December 22, 2020.

In this interactive seminar, we’ll explore how editors can use their skills to move into the world of instructional design, a field that is growing rapidly as demand for online courses increases. Instructional designers focus on helping people learn effectively. They work with schools, universities, businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations to design and create a wide range of learning and training materials. An instructional designer may structure, write, or edit content for an online course; create a storyboard for a training module; create a job aid to help someone perform a specific task; and much, much more.

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October 13-November 3, 2020: Introduction to Children’s Book Editing

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Four Tuesdays, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: $140 for Editors Canada members ($110 early bird), $195 for non-members ($165 early bird), and $70 for student affiliates. Advance registration required. Registration closes October 9 at 11:59 pm; early-bird rates are in effect through September 22.

Children’s books are a resilient and growing part of the publishing industry, ranging from simple board books for babies and toddlers to complex and sophisticated fiction and non-fiction books for older children and teens. But how do you develop the skills needed to work as a children’s book editor? And how is editing for children different from editing for adults?

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