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January 20, 2021: Writing and Editing for the Web

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Our language has changed over the years, and so has the way our audiences read. So much of what we write ends up on the web, and as editors and writers, there are ways we can make sure that our copy is suitable for an online audience.

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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: Tara Sylvestre

Written by Taisha Garby; copy edited by Merel Elsinga

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, Taisha interviews Tara Sylvestre.

Tara has been editing professionally for four years and has been a member of Editors BC for six years. She lives in Revelstoke, BC, where she is well known for throwing an annual fancy-dress Christmas party in her 114-year-old heritage home. Tara says that with all the guests in evening gowns, high heels, suits, and tuxedos; music pouring out of the old windows; and huge snowflakes falling all around, it feels like being inside a snow globe. She will miss that party very much this year.

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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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November 26, 2020: Networking and Collaboration with Editors Edmonton and Editors Calgary

What: Editors BC collaborative event
When: Thursday, November 26, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

In the wake of COVID-19, making new connections in a socially distanced world can be challenging. Editors BC, in collaboration with Editors Edmonton and Editors Calgary, will be participating in a discussion about leveraging networking and collaboration to find and secure job opportunities.

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March 1-31, 2021: Document Readability Design and Layout for Editors

What: Editors BC professional development seminar
When: Between March 1 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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November 18, 2020: Effective Document Design

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:30–8:30 pm
Where: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Analyzing and editing documents for usability, clarity, and accessibility is an essential part of an editor’s job. Being familiar with Plain Language Principles and understanding graphic design principles that affect readability will enhance your editing skills.  

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