Becoming a Microsoft Word Power User: Customizations, Shortcuts, Wildcards, and Macros
If you’re ready to up your Microsoft Word game, then this session is for you. You’ll learn about common keyboard shortcuts and how to create your own. You’ll also be introduced to Word’s wildcard function and to macros. With a knowledge of how to use these tools, you’ll be able to automate mundane tasks, increase […]
The Hidden Traps of an Online Platform
The internet is a part of our world now, but there are so many ways that we find ourselves in trouble. It’s time to learn how to build an online platform safely and avoid the various hidden traps. In this session, we will: assess physical and internet security and how activities online could be adversely […]
Editing with Chat GPT: A Practical Standpoint
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 introduces ChatGPT as it applies to editors, examining how we can put this tool […]
Kickstarting Your Online Magazine: A Roadmap and Workshop
This webinar will provide a step-by-step guide to build your online publication. Whether it’s an indie magazine, a personal passion project or an editorial extension to your brand, you’ll receive practical tools for launching your publication and growing its presence over time. You’ll be led through essential initial steps such as finding your editorial voice, […]
Masterclass on Grant Writing and Editing
An overview and introduction through the intricacies of a grant application from inception to completion. This webinar will cover how to find grants that work for specific individuals and organizations, how to edit for clarity and concise ideas, tips to ensure that your application stands out and how to align with various strategic initiatives to […]
Introduction to Academic Research Grants
In this 60-minute webinar, Letitia Henville—a former in-house grants editor, and now the author of the monthly University Affairs column Ask Dr. Editor—will share details about the written and unwritten rules that grant applicants should follow, describe how research grant peer review committees work, and share resources for learning more about this rewarding and lucrative subfield of academic editing—including information about how to find freelance and in-house work in this field.
Getting Into In-house Research Grants Editing
This webinar will describe the political trends that have led to the emergence of research grants facilitation as a field, talk about the kinds of work that grants facilitators, editors, and officers perform, and share her top suggestions for applying for in-house jobs. The webinar will close with recommendations for new in-house research grants editors, to set them up for success in the field and in their careers.
Macros for Editors: Expanding Horizons
You’ve already got started using macros? Well done! But what aspects of your work can be made faster and more effective? There are hundreds of ready-made macros available, so we’ll look at the huge range of possibilities. Be ready to be sprayed with ideas to fire your imagination. Then you can head off and try some of them out.
Introducing The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt
The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt launched in August 2021. Since then, over a thousand users have linked their CMOS Online and PerfectIt accounts to start working with it. This webinar will explore how you can use The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt to save time in your editing work. It takes a deep dive into how the style works and what it finds. And it will also show the limitations of the style. This is a new, official product from The Chicago Manual of Style; so come along to see it in action and get answers to your questions from the team that developed it.
“With Your Consent”: The Unruly Realm of Copyright and Permissions
Not sure what a copyleft agreement is? What about a most favoured nation clause? In this introductory webinar, Dania Sheldon will guide you through an overview of the world of copyright and permissions from photographs to lyrics and everything in between.
How to Set a Realistic Production Schedule
Knowing the publishing process (A1) and setting and maintaining realistic schedules (A7) are fundamentals all professional editors need, regardless of which stage they are working, according to Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards.
How to Handle Digital Photos
There is no such thing as a neutral photo. Every photo you'll ever see has been processed: colour adjustment, light balance, cropping, and sometimes finer manipulations to fix flaws or trick viewers. To be in control of how photos look, you have to know how to use the processing software (e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom).