Editors Canada Conference 2019: A Great Way to Connect with Other Editors and Learn New Skills

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

Let’s Talk Rates! How to Ask for What You’re Worth and Get Paid on Time

Learn about setting rates (and raising them) from long-time freelancers at the PWAC Toronto February seminar. Note, Editors Toronto members are eligible to receive the PWAC Partners discount. Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time: 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Location: Miles Nadal JCC, Room 318 (third floor) Why is talking about … Continue reading Let’s Talk Rates! How to Ask for What You’re Worth and Get Paid on Time

Did you know? Editors Toronto offers in-house seminars

Does your organization need help with editing and communication? Editors Toronto offers specialized professional development training through our in-house seminars. Offered year-round, our seminars are taught by in-demand editorial professionals, curated and organized exclusively for your team! Seminar topics offered include Plain Language, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Grammar and Punctuation, and many more. Interested? Contact the … Continue reading Did you know? Editors Toronto offers in-house seminars

Report on ACES 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida

By Berna Ozunal This year, 591 people travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida, for the annual American Copy Editors Society (ACES) conference held from March 23 to 25 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel—the second-highest attendance ever. I went to St. Pete’s for a few reasons this year: I enjoyed last year’s conference in Portland … Continue reading Report on ACES 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida

Seminar: Intermediate copy editing workshop

This seminar is a hands-on workshop in which you’ll edit actual short manuscripts; the instructor will review the edits in detail with the group, discussing the reasoning behind various edits, alternative choices, and techniques. Throughout the course of the day, you’ll work on several different types of documents, practise using key resources such as dictionaries … Continue reading Seminar: Intermediate copy editing workshop

Seminar: Substantive editing

Substantive editing, also known as structural editing, focuses on the content, organization, and presentation of an entire text, from the title through to the ending. Substantive editors help writers define their goals, identify their readers, and shape the manuscript in the best possible way. They clarify the argument, fix the pacing, suggest improvements, and draw … Continue reading Seminar: Substantive editing

Seminar: That’s the Chicago way: Learning to use The Chicago Manual of Style

Any good editor will tell you she’d be lost without her well-thumbed, heavily flagged, and coffee-stained copy of The Chicago of Manual of Style. But just what is this mysterious tome? And why is it so critical to the work we do? This seminar will introduce you to the joys and sorrows of the book … Continue reading Seminar: That’s the Chicago way: Learning to use The Chicago Manual of Style

Seminar: Taxes for freelancers

Taxes can be like monsters under your bed: they’re scary because you don’t know what lurks there. This seminar takes the fear away by taking the mystery away. In three entertaining hours, you’ll learn how to reduce your tax bill and keep the Canada Revenue Agency happy at the same time. Learn which expenses are … Continue reading Seminar: Taxes for freelancers