AI Editing: Tools to Improve Every Workflow
The rapid spread of AI tools following the release of ChatGPT has sent shockwaves through industries, job markets, schools and the media, generating fear of job loss, doomsday predictions, confusion and, here and there, glimmers of hope and excitement. This webinar examines the current state of AI tools as they apply to editors. The first […]
What’s New? The 2023 Professional Editorial Standards
NOTE: The first session has already taken place. If you’d like to purchase this webinar still, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Session 1 (February 13 at 1PM EST) Overview of the new document and updates to The Fundamentals of Editing Session 2 (March 12 at 1PM EST) Updates to Structural Editing, Stylistic Editing, Copy Editing and Proofreading […]
Working with Other Editors: What, Why and How
In this webinar, Letitia and Katherine will present several ways editors can work together with an anti-hustle approach for mutual benefit. In the first half of the webinar, Letitia will discuss networking, volunteering and community-building, describing how editors can build their income by building their reputation among colleagues as well as potential clients. She will […]
Copyediting Tips for Translators
In this webinar, participants will learn about copyediting translations for clients. The webinar will summarize the different levels of editing, then focus on copyediting for translations. Topics include differences between British, American, and Canadian English; common grammar and punctuation errors; and common issues to watch for when editing a translated piece. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions for the Q & A session.
Working With an Editor: An Overview for Writers
Have you always been a little mystified about what it is editors do, or even terrified at the prospect of working with one? This webinar breaks down the editing process (the stages of editing) and describes the relationship between editor and author. Bottom line: there's nothing to fear!
Readers, the New Readability, Writeability Techniques
Learn the most common characteristics of readers, what they find readable subjectively, how to write to meet the both reader needs and expectations. Stephens has updated Writeability Guidelines originating with Edward Fry of readability fame to emphasize brain research evidence.
Niching Down: How Specializing Can Boost Your Business
Here’s the question that will change the trajectory of your career: Should you be a generalist or a specialist? Being a specialist and “niching down” means selecting an area to focus your editing practice, rather than being a generalist and taking any project that comes your way. It may feel counterintuitive, but niching down can help you get more clients, make more money, and build a bigger and better reputation as an expert and thought leader.
Gender-Inclusive Editing: Becoming a Radical Copyeditor
Language, as many of us know, is not neutral; it is the main method through which values, norms, and beliefs are communicated. It can be used to promote violence or liberation, depending on how it is used. Join us this month to learn how editing can be a tool for countering gender-based oppression.
Going From “How You Write a Poem” to “Listen to How The Poet Writes”
This webinar will walk the totally terrified through the basics of editing poetry—from developing an understanding of what poetry might be, to identifying fundamental elements and building a lexicon to describe editorial feedback.
This session will cover one experienced editor's approach to copyediting fiction for mainstream publishers. Topics include balancing house style and author's voice; appropriate level of editing; leeway in applying "correctness"; using style sheets to maintain plot consistency for characters, locations, and timeline; handling dialogue; balancing real and fictional elements; conscious language; and diplomacy in editing and querying.
Self-Editing for Fiction Authors
Self-editing can be a daunting task for fiction writers, whether they are new or seasoned authors. This webinar is for fiction writers at any stage in their career and for editors looking to help fiction clients with self-editing. In this session you will learn general revision strategies, specific methods for large-scale editing and sentence-level editing, […]
What Skills and Knowledge Should a Professional Editor Working in Canada Have in 2021?
Editors Canada’s 2016 update of the Professional Editorial Standards describes it as “a vital document for editors in Canada and for the editing profession. The 2009 version defines the standards as ‘the knowledge, skills, and practices most commonly required for editing English-language material.’”* PES was developed and updated in a rigorous process among editorial professionals across the country in 2016.
Usage Traps and Myths
Is impact accepted as a verb? Why are prevent and avoid so often confused? Is it okay to verbify? This webinar examines these and other usage questions and problems. We'll examine usage issues affecting today’s speech, journalism, and other writing. We’ll also examine the top five usage myths, discuss the best resources for clearing up usage questions, and—of course—practise.
Why to Hire an Editor: And What to Expect When You Do
How do I know if I need an editor? What type of editing do I need? Where can I find an editor? How do I know they’re qualified? If you’re a novice writer, these are only a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. But not to worry, in this webinar Lynne Melcombe will answer all of these questions and more, including how to determine whether you should hire an editor and what to expect when you do.
Macros for Editors: Building on the Foundations
This webinar picks up where Paul Beverley’s previous webinar "Macros for Editors: Beginners' Basics" left off. Now that you've learned to install macros and use them to analyse documents to find inconsistencies, you’ll learn how to put that information to good use to make global changes to a document before you start reading. Cleaning up a document beforehand will improve your editing speed and allow you to focus more on the meaning and flow of sentences, resulting in a better edit.
Introducing Maps: Developing Requirements and Proofreading Maps
Feeling lost when it comes to editing maps? Laura Edlund will help you find your way. With over 20 years of experience working on publications with maps, Laura will show you how to critically examine and proofread different types of maps. The webinar will cover map conventions and applicable resources, how maps relate to surrounding text, how to develop requirements for creating maps, and more.