Event review: Posture for editors Reply

by Tiffinie Green

Review of Posture for Editors presentation by RMT Luca Pellanda at the EAC-BC branch meeting on February 19, 2014.

I spend hours at my desk. I bet you do too. And when I’m not at my desk, I’m usually still sitting and reading. Generally, my neck and shoulders are tight and sore and really tense, so I was highly motivated to attend the EAC-BC chapter meeting in February as the topic was about posture for editors.



Book review: The Subversive Copy Editor 2

by Frances Peck

Book review of The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller (The University of Chicago Press, 2009)

What does it take to get really good at the business of editing? I’d boil it down to four things: turn in great work, treat clients well, meet your deadlines, and maintain your perspective (code for: keep calm and carry on).


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.


Participants recap PubPro unconference 1

In preparation for the 2014 PubPro unconference, members summarize last year’s event. Aside from the presenters’ helpful comments, this information may inspire you to attend this year or plan to initiate a discussion session on a topic of your own choice. What’s an unconference? It’s an inexpensive, informal gathering driven by the participants and based on the principles of open space technology. -Eds.


The Bookshelf: ‘Sneaker Wave’ Reply

Written by Jeff Beamish, 2013, Oolichan Books; Reviewed by Corinne Smith

They’re called sneaker waves because they appear without warning, running high up onto the beach with sometimes deadly force; they are an apt metaphor for the unpredictable ways in which the lives of the characters in this novel are affected by their choices.