Call for presenters: An evening of show and tell Reply

Have you recently completed a project that you found particularly noteworthy or challenging?

Share your experience with fellow editors!

Editors BC is hosting An Evening of Show and Tell at our February 17, 2016, meeting, and we’re looking for people to participate. Contribute to an exciting conversation about the many aspects of working as an editor by sharing a little bit about one of your projects. Big or small, dull or quirky—we want to hear about it!

If you’re interested in participating, please contact bcprograms@editors.ca.

September 16, 2015: Welcome back wine and cheese Reply

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free!

Getting to know each other better
Come on out to get to know your Editors Canada/Editors BC colleagues better! We’re all editors, but our backgrounds are diverse. Did you know that we have published authors, engineers, trained historians, and world travellers among us? Come ready to share your stories, and enjoy wine and snacks as we kick off our 2015–16 season.

Special season-opener: Members, non-members, and students all attend free of charge.

Bonus! Enter the draw at the meeting for free admission to one of Editors BC’s professional development seminars.

No Editors’ Pub Night
Because of the wine and cheese social, there will be no pub night before the September meeting. The Elephant & Castle gatherings will start up again in October.

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Event review: Transcription, captioning, and subtitling: An introduction for editors Reply

Written by Amy Haagsma; copy edited by Karen Barry

Recap of EAC-BC’s branch meeting on April 15, 2015.

Last month, Kelly Maxwell spoke to EAC members and guests about the fascinating world of transcription, captioning, and subtitling. Kelly is co-owner and co-founder of Vancouver-based Line 21 Media Services, which provides services to the television and film industry. Line 21 works primarily with post-production coordinators, who shepherd television shows and movies through editing, colour correction, and distribution.

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Event review: Writers on editors: An evening of eavesdropping Reply

Written by Amy Haagsma; copy edited by Meagan Kus

Recap of EAC-BC’s branch meeting on March 18, 2015.

On March 18, EAC-BC hosted authors Margo Bates and Daniel Francis for a panel discussion about working with editors. Jenny Lee, a writer, editor, and digital journalist with the Vancouver Sun, moderated, adding details of her own experience and encouraging questions from the audience.

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May 20, 2015: Year-end wine and cheese—and elections! Reply

What: EAC-BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Members and non-members attend free, but must check in at the door.

Our 2014–15 season is drawing to a close, and it’s time to celebrate summer! Join us for wine, Murchie’s Editors’ Blend tea, snacks, and good conversation with fellow editors.

We’ll also be choosing our new executive council for the 2015–16 season. If you’re looking to get more involved with EAC, consider joining the executive. Positions are open to all members regardless of experience or length of membership. Please contact Peter Moskos at bcpastchair@editors.ca if you’re interested.

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April 15, 2015: Transcription, captioning, and subtitling: An introduction for editors Reply

What: EAC-BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, April 15, 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.

Transcription, captioning, and subtitling are challenging and interesting areas of work for editors, from both process and service-delivery perspectives. To do this work, an editor needs responsive thinking skills, a full editor’s toolkit, and the ability to break down a job into its constituent parts…and then to recombine the parts to best represent how the text is performed. Please bring your questions!

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