Plain Language and Editors
In summer 2023, the International Organization For Standardization published the world’s first international plain language standard. While the standard does summarize many current plain language practices that people were expecting, it has several other guidelines that plain language writers and editors have not always been aware of or focused on. These include putting readers’ needs first, paying attention to […]
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 […]
The new Professional Editorial Standards introduces section A1, Editorial teams, for the first time. How do editors work with other editors? How should we work with each other? The Standards has categorized this as a Fundamental of Editing — meaning all professional editors should have an understanding of the expectations and etiquette around working with […]
Acceptable Copy Editing Productivity Rates and Top 10 Tips for Increasing Productivity
This one-hour webinar will outline acceptable copy editing productivity rates, illustrate how to measure your productivity, and provide 10 tips for increasing your productivity. The concept of “acceptability” will be linked to the new Editors Canada Standards for Copy Editing and will take into consideration that what may be viewed as acceptable depends on every […]
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.
Professional Editorial Standards: How do they work for you?
Many of Canada's editors use new technologies and work in industries that are far from traditional print publishing. Technolhttps://youtu.be/EDqhZkO2_nEogical advances and current working methods are at the heart of the latest edition of Professional Editorial Standards, Editors Canada's cornerstone publication. This new edition took effect January 1, 2017, and is now available as a free download. Bring your questions to this free webinar, where we'll discuss Professional Editorial Standards and how they work for you.
Getting work with the Online Directory of Editors
Let's be frank: some people are getting a lot more work from their ODE listing than others are. Why do some people find big-ticket clients or get so much work from the ODE that they're swamped? What's their secret? Is it that they're super experienced, well-known or ... more qualified than YOU? No! Editors who are successfully using the ODE know how to craft their listings so they bring in more work.
Copy Editing Standards: Tables, Visual Elements, and Multimedia
If you're comfortable copy editing text but aren't as confident when it comes to visual elements, then this introductory webinar is for you! Focusing on Professional Editorial Standard D12, Robin Marwick will teach you everything you need to know to ensure that all visuals are consistent across a document. This includes tables, graphs, headings, image caption styles, numbering, and more.
Are You Certifiable? Preparing for Editors Canada’s Certification Exams
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Editors Canada's certification exams from certified professional editors and members of the Editors Canada certification steering committee, who will provide valuable tips on how to prepare for the exams. Session participants will leave with a clear picture of what professional standards we are testing for, tips from certified professional editors on how to prepare, and recommendations of invaluable study resources.
Academic Editing: Beyond Basics
Academic competition combined with limited academic resources can create pressures for students that may pose challenges for the freelance editors they contact to hire. The rewards of working with postsecondary students, however, far outweigh any challenges.