Editors Unplugged: Get to Know Our Panellists for Making the Grade with Middle Grade

Interviews conducted by Jessica de Bruyn. Our popular monthly program meetings often feature a jam-packed agenda. We like to keep our introductions short, so you can hear more from our panellists and less from us! It’s hard to do justice to the incredible wealth of experience these guests bring to the table, so we are … Continue reading Editors Unplugged: Get to Know Our Panellists for Making the Grade with Middle Grade

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

How to manage translation and still have fun

by Alana Chalmers “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is one of those inspirational, yet anonymous, quotes that makes you want to hunt down that person and dump a pile of work on their desk. Or their beach towel. Because they probably have … Continue reading How to manage translation and still have fun

Book Review: Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

by Michelle Waitzman Most people take dictionaries for granted. They are available to us, at home or at school, from the time we first learn to read. Those of us who work with words rely on them regularly. But few of us spend much time thinking about how a dictionary is put together and kept … Continue reading Book Review: Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

Editor for Life: Carolyn Camilleri, editor and writer

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster. A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us … Continue reading Editor for Life: Carolyn Camilleri, editor and writer

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

Book Review: Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

(Crown, 2017) by Jessica Trudel Do you find your day job fulfilling? If you answered “no,” Side Hustle is for you. If you answered “yes,” Side Hustle is also for you. That’s what author Chris Guillebeau gets across in the early pages of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. “Everyone should have … Continue reading Book Review: Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Carol Harrison Thanks to Sara Scharf for her contributions and to Deven Knill for the lovely new banner image!   Blimey! The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition