January 24, 2015: Building a Successful Editing Business with Peter Moskos Reply

What: EAC-BC professional development seminar
When: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 W Hastings Street | map

For many editors, working as an individual freelancer or in-house editor is just the ticket. For others, the idea of growing an editing business holds strong appeal. Using a series of discussion scenarios, we’ll start the workshop by looking at how you run and handle work overload in a single-person business. We’ll then explore possible expansions from a simple partnership to an incorporated company with employees. As part of our journey, we’ll stop to learn how to estimate costs for an editing project and how to prepare a proposal for editing work. These are abilities every freelance editor needs. We’ll also consider what’s wrong when you are doing more work but taking home less money. Whatever your business goal, you’ll find strategies for making your editing business succeed and molding it to a lifestyle that suits you.

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Gift guide for editors and writers 2014 Reply

Written by Jennifer S. Getsinger, Ph.D., P.Geo.; copy edited by Joanne King

Are you wondering what to give all the wordsmiths on your shopping list this holiday season? How about decent pay, a steady flow of work (without having to do too much promotion), and a good computer that doesn’t keep crashing in Microsoft Word? All joking aside, it’s easy to find many more-or-less affordable gifts for editors and writers. Here are some gift suggestions that will delight even the most difficult to please.

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EAC-BC update on national executive council positions Reply

EAC’s national executive council has announced that three previously vacant positions have been filled on an interim basis.

  • Moira White, director of professional standards, has also assumed the role of interim president.
  • Anne Louise Mahoney, director of publications, has also assumed the role of interim vice-president.
  • Emily Staniland, director of volunteer relations, has also assumed the role of interim secretary.

Please contact Micheline Brodeur, branch chair, with any questions.

January 21, 2015: Editing for the ear: A speech writer’s perspective Reply

What: EAC-BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Join well-known Vancouver speech writer Colin Moorhouse for a one-hour workshop on writing and editing speeches. He will discuss the six key elements of writing an engaging speech and cover issues such as the nature of the event; the oratorical skills of the speaker; and matters of story, language, humour, and interest. He will also provide insight on where the editor can play a crucial role in polishing a keynote speech for final delivery to the client.

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EAC-BC introduces new (and newish) members Reply

We are very pleased to welcome EAC-BC’s newest members and student affiliates.

October 2014
Jacqueline Leung
Katlyn Hebert
Lucie Wright
Skylet Yu
Stephanie Warner
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December 6, 2014: EAC-BC holiday party Reply

What: EAC-BC holiday party
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 7:00 pm
Where: The Railway Club (back room), 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Don’t miss your chance to party with fellow word lovers!

Bring a friend—the more the merrier!

door prizes | deliciously affordable food & drink | casual dress | no cover fee*

*If the Railway Club is charging cover that night, just mention that you’re with EAC.

Please RSVP online.

Have questions or party game suggestions? Email roma@talksciencetome.com.

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