Post-script: Professional Editorial Standards in action

by Michelle Waitzman Anyone who has considered (or completed) any of the Editors Canada certifications has probably reviewed Professional Editorial Standards (PES). But how were these standards developed, and what do they have to do with the day-to-day tasks of editors and proofreaders? Editors Toronto’s November program looked at PES through the eyes of four … Continue reading Post-script: Professional Editorial Standards in action

So you want to be a medical editor?

by Olga Sushinsky If you’ve ever thought about pursuing a career in medical editing, you might want to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the industry. At first, it may appear daunting, but learning this craft is perfectly doable with a little help from print and online resources, such as medical dictionaries and industry-specific style … Continue reading So you want to be a medical editor?

Prize-winner learns value of mentors

by Deborah Joy Innes I was the very lucky winner of two (yes, two!) raffle prizes at the Editors Toronto meeting in September. The first was the book The New Vine by author Robert Marrone. There were two authors present that night (Robert Marrone and Trevor Cole), along with their editors, speaking about the author-editor … Continue reading Prize-winner learns value of mentors

Editing the work of English language learners in higher education

by Summer Cowley As classes in universities and colleges move forward, we ought to consider the process of editing the writing of post-secondary students. For me, this has largely meant checking the work of English language learners (ELLs). In my work as a writing centre tutor and as an English as a second language (ESL) … Continue reading Editing the work of English language learners in higher education

Book Review: The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai

by Jaye Marsh In general, North Americans are stressed, overweight, stuck to our desks, and disconnected from the world we live in. With The Urban Monk, Pedram Shojai attempts to help us address these issues by offering tools, including online resources and email support, to “hack” a more balanced lifestyle. I really wanted to like … Continue reading Book Review: The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai

Notes on New Directions in Self-Publishing

Editors Toronto paired with PWAC Toronto Chapter to present a panel on self-publishing. The following post is from freelance editor Michelle MacAlees's blog Many thanks to Michelle for giving BoldFace permission to cross-post this post. by Michelle MacAleese “Self-publishing [used to be] a scar; now it’s a tattoo.”— Greg White Last night [Tuesday, March 27, … Continue reading Notes on New Directions in Self-Publishing

Book Review: Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal

Crystal against crystallization by James Harbeck (Oxford University Press, 2017) How can we have crystal-clear language spoken by people with a crystal-clear understanding of how it works? For one thing, don’t try to crystallize it—just Crystal-ize. Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar, by David Crystal, is for anyone who wants to get Crystal … Continue reading Book Review: Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal

Editors Canada member Michael Redhill wins the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, November 21, 2017—The Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada) congratulates member Michael Redhill, winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Bellevue Square. Bellevue Square is a darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity and eventually her life when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared … Continue reading Editors Canada member Michael Redhill wins the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize