EAC-BC seminar: March 29, 2014 Reply

If you’re new to editing or looking to brush up your substantive editing skills, this is the seminar for you: a full day in Victoria on March 29th with Yvonne van Ruskenveld on the ins and outs of stylistic and structural editing. Book before March 8th to get the early bird rate.

  • What: Structural + Stylistic = Substantive Editing with Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
  • When: 09h00–16h00, March 29, 2014
  • Location: Room C112 David Strong Building, 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria, Victoria
  • Cost: Members, $120 (before March 8th) & $140 after; Non-members, $180 (before March 8th) & $200 after
  • Register (closes March 21st)

For anyone who’s attending and would like to write a review for WCE, please contact Kerry or Anastasia at westcoasteditor(at)editors(dot).ca.

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Publishing DIY: March 1, 2014 Reply

If self-publishing is what you’re after, you’re in luck. On March 1st, starting at 10am, the Federation of BC Writers has organized presentations on the topic. Learn a bit about everything—from editing, self-marketing, to cover design, printing and more. EAC-BC will have a table set up at the event, so come by and say hello.

  • What: 2nd Annual Self-Publishing Fair
  • When: 10h00–16h00, March 1, 2014
  • Location: 350 West Georgia Street, Alice Mackay Room (lower level), downtown Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free
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2014 EAC Conference 1

by Anastasia Koutalianos

Still a ways away, but worth jotting down in your calendar. This year’s EAC conference will take place in Toronto from June 6 to 8th. For those wishing to attend, registration starts on February 21st, with early bird rates for EAC members until April 11th.

  • What: Conference 2014: Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets
  • When: Various, June 6 to 8, 2014
  • Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street, Toronto
  • Cost: Various; all rates for conferences & seminars for members & non-members
  • Register (closes May 23rd)

Clearly communicating Reply

by Anastasia Koutalianos

Announced at last night’s branch meeting, the International Consortium for Clear Communication is on the lookout for participants for the pilot of its online course in clear communication. Deadline to apply is February 28th. A great way to learn new techniques for handling those clients and colleagues!

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Stepping gracefully 3

by Eric Damer

Review of seminar Eight-Step Editing with Jim Taylor (offered by EAC-BC on January 18, 2014)

I was resolved to take an EAC workshop this year and registered for the first likely candidate, Eight-Step Editing. Wow – did this workshop impress me! Not only did I find the content engaging and helpful, but Jim Taylor presented his program with sage advice, solid research support, amusing anecdotes and useful examples from his long experience as an editor.