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Blue Pencil Series 2021: You’re Invited

You are invited to be part of Editors BC’s popular Blue Pencil series, now being held via Zoom. This change opens up the program to editors and authors outside the Lower Mainland.

Editors BC and the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are again offering the public a series of free editing consultations. These popular events build awareness for Editors BC and are a great opportunity for editors to build their skills and connect with potential clients.

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April 21, 2021: Writing and Publishing Children’s Books for a Niche Audience

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors Canada members, $5 non-members and students

Elspeth Rae and Rowena Rae are sisters who believe in a world where all children learn to read with confidence and have the chance to discover the pleasure of being lost in a good book.

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Meet Your Future Self: Student-Focused Group Networking Event

Calling experienced editors!

BC has one of the largest concentrations of student editors in all of Editors Canada—and they are starting their careers in one of the most challenging job markets many of us have ever seen. To support our student editors, Editors BC is organizing a free student-focused group networking event in which one experienced editor will meet with two or three groups of three, four, or five student editors for conversation, relationship-building, and advice-giving.

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A minimalist map of BC shows that 62% of Editors BC members live in the Lower Mainland, 20% live in Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 11% live in the Okanagan and the Kootenays, 3% live in the Sunshine Coast, 2.5% live in Northern BC and Yukon, and .8% live in the West Coast of the U.S.
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Getting to Know Our Members from All Around BC: Heather van der Hoop

Written by Ana Scherders; copy edited by Annette Gingrich

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 259 members.

In this series, our volunteer writers interview some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, Ana interviews Heather van der Hoop.

Heather has been editing professionally for over six years. She lives with her partner in Kimberley, BC, where she works as a freelance editor in several specialized areas. Currently enrolled in SFU’s Editing Certificate program, she is a student affiliate of Editors Canada.

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March 17, 2021: Make Word Work for You: Tips and Tricks, Macros, and Wildcards

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Most editors work with Microsoft Word, but many of us still have not unlocked or discovered all of its tricks.

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A minimalist map of BC shows that 62% of Editors BC members live in the Lower Mainland, 20% live in Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 11% live in the Okanagan and the Kootenays, 3% live in the Sunshine Coast, 2.5% live in Northern BC and Yukon, and .8% live in the West Coast of the U.S.
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Getting to Know Our Members from All Around BC: Janice Love

Written by David Marsh; copy edited by Janet Millar

Editors BC is a big chapter: in fact, we currently have 257 members.

In this series, our volunteer writers interview some of these members to find out what editing life looks like in this spacious province.

Today, David interviews Janice Love.

Janice is a freelance editor specializing in fiction, academic, educational, and business materials, with a particular interest in children’s literature and theological writing. Janice has been a member of Editors BC for more than two years and lives in Vernon with her family.

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February 17, 2021: Taking Care of Life Stories

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Stories are the fabric of our lives that make us who we are. Caring for life stories—whether it is your own or one that you have been entrusted to help mould—is a delicate and important responsibility.

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