Interview conducted by Alicja Minda. Our fellow Editors Toronto member, Adebe DeRango-Adem, is Editors Canada’s first equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) adviser, appointed in October 2020. The national executive council (NEC) created this position to help implement the Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that members voted on in 2019. Adebe is an editor and … Continue reading Meet Adebe DeRango-Adem, Editors Canada Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Adviser
by Indu Singh Exactly one year ago today, members of Editors Toronto had the privilege of hearing Gregory Younging speak about his recently published style guide, Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples, at a regular monthly Editors Toronto program meeting. The standing-room-only program was one of our most … Continue reading Book Review: Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging
by Summer Cowley As an editor with editor friends, I find myself often reading works by authors who use citation styles other than the ones I regularly use in my own writing. Even though I become more comfortable with different styles every time I see them, many styles are unfamiliar in my APA-dominated world of … Continue reading Book Review: Cite Right (3rd ed.) by Charles Lipson
In academia, papers and theses are one way to test the ability of students to use written words for communicating ideas and arguments. Yet students sometimes ask editors to provide a full gamut of editorial services. To address this, Editors Canada first developed Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Theses / Dissertations in 2005. We are … Continue reading Editors Canada launches Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts
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
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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?
Being a freelancer is much more than working in your pyjamas. For the privilege of setting your own hours, you also have to be your own boss, the sales team, the office manager, the bookkeeper, as well as the employee. Learn how in this seminar, which outlines the basic steps to your dream job. Part 1: … Continue reading Webinar: Starting a freelance editing or writing career