by Natalia Iwanek On Tuesday, November 26, we published the first part of a feature on freelance editing as an option for people living with chronic illness or disability. This is the second and last part of that feature. To read Part 1, click here. The editing community is incredibly diverse. I hope that by … Continue reading Freelance Editing: A Lifeboat for Those Living with Chronic Illness or Disability: Part 2
by Natalia Iwanek Call it a sixth sense or intuition but sometimes the human body is capable of warning us of impending danger. Although strange symptoms had plagued me for years, I simply attributed them to overwork or stress and continued with my regular routine. Unfortunately, January 25, 2017, was the start of my life-altering … Continue reading Freelance Editing: A Lifeboat for Those Living with Chronic Illness or Disability: Part 1
by Ann Kennedy On June 7, 8, and 9, editors from across North America and as far away as Australia gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to reconnect, learn new skills, and refresh long-used ones. The annual Editors Canada conference was held this year at The Westin Nova Scotian, an ideal location for hitting the local … Continue reading Editors Canada Conference 2019: A Great Way to Connect with Other Editors and Learn New Skills
Join us on May 28 for our Annual General Meeting, a branch business meeting, and what promises to be a stimulating panel discussion on barriers to entering the editing profession. The business meeting and AGM will begin at 7 pm. The panel discussion will begin at 7:30 pm. We have the room until 9:30 pm, … Continue reading Breaking Down Barriers to a Career in Editing
by Ann Kennedy I joined Editors Canada as a student affiliate looking for opportunities to network with “real live” editors. I was partway through the Editing Certificate program at George Brown College and already thinking past graduation. Three years on, I don’t remember my exact Google search term, but I was thrilled to discover that … Continue reading Joining Editors Canada forged my path!
By Christine Albert As a student enrolled in an editing program, I’m often asked to reflect on issues that may arise when working with clients. The discussion and module notes invariably focus on respect, clear communications, and diplomacy—about how the language of our queries and comments can affect authors. Yet, accessibility is rarely discussed, and … Continue reading Promoting accessibility in editorial businesses
By Ambrose Li Is web accessibility for people with disabilities the responsibility of just web designers, web developers, or accessibility consultants? Editors Toronto certainly disagrees, or it wouldn’t have organized a seminar on web accessibility standards last November. But what if you missed that seminar? Web accessibility in a nutshell Ontario’s web accessibility standard is … Continue reading Web accessibility: An editor’s guide
Speakers: A panel discussion with Emily Pohl-Weary, Andrea Zanin, and Emmy Pantin; moderated by Alison Kooistra Report Writer: Laura Foster Being new to the editing world, I was excited to listen to a discussion between editors working in different fields about some of the challenges they face and rewards they earn from working with marginalized … Continue reading Recap of Marking Up the Margins