La Féminisation et la Rédaction Inclusive
La féminisation des titres, noms de métiers et noms de fonction est entrée dans les mœurs en français québécois. Quant à la rédaction inclusive, son utilisation augmente, mais elle n’est pas encore complètement acquise, et surtout, les manières de la mettre en œuvre varient. Certains procédés alourdissent le texte; d’autres nuisent à la lisibilité. Ce […]
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 […]
Anti-Islamophobia Editing: Using Inclusive Language and Plain Language to Counter Hate Speech
This webinar explores how radical editing can help mitigate the creation and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes. We begin by exploring one specific stereotype perpetuated by Canadian media and the resulting fear of the other. I define Islamophobia and explore how it is expressed in words and actions in Canada. I then provide the current legal […]
Ergonomics for Editors
Working as an editor can be incredibly rewarding and also physically and mentally demanding. The science of ergonomics provides answers on how to optimize our workspaces to be more productive, focused and energetic as editors. This two-part webinar series will outline fundamental information and provide instruction on how to assess risks and prevent and manage […]
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 […]
Some of the Things You Wanted to Know about Alt Text
This webinar will answer questions attendees might have about alt text and its current use in multiple contexts to enable accessibility for different types of content. The presentation will define alt text, provide an overview of who might use alt text and why and introduce guidelines on composing alt text. Whose job is it to […]
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, […]
Quantifying Your Editing Impact: Metrics to Share with Clients
In The Subversive Copyeditor, Carol Fisher Saller outlines three principles that she believes are crucial to developing a good relationship with an author: carefulness, transparency and flexibility. Carefulness has to do with adhering to the “first do no harm” principle—that is, not implementing changes that are incorrect, or that overstep your knowledge, or that you can’t […]
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 […]
Freelance Editing in the Cookbook and Recipe Niche
In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the exciting world of cookbook and recipe editing. Lauren will cover the basics of editing recipes and speak to some of the unique challenges associated with this niche. Topics include best practices for editing ingredient lists and methods, how to address special sections and what to include […]
Travailler dans une équipe neurodiverse
Vous ne le savez peut-être pas, mais une personne sur cinq autour de vous est neuroatypique – c’est-à-dire que son cerveau fonctionne différemment de celui de la majorité. Elle peut être autiste, douée, TDAH, dys-, etc. Les possibilités sont nombreuses et les enjeux sont bien réels. Comment bien communiquer et désamorcer les conflits quand notre […]
Writing and Editing Spoken Word
Speeches, presentations, podcasts, webinars, videos and other spoken materials need special consideration when you’re writing or editing them. The standard tone, style, punctuation and grammar rules don’t always apply. This session will help writers and editors create better spoken content by reviewing the differences between printed and spoken materials in detail. Writers and editors who work […]
Tackling Antisemitism in Fiction
In this webinar, we will explore the deep roots of antisemitism in fiction and the harmful ways that antisemitic tropes continue into literature today. I will first provide an overview of Judaism and antisemitism for folks who may be less familiar. I will then go through a non-exhaustive list of Jew-coded traits to watch for […]
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 […]
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.
Editing Stories in Images
Whether you’re working with scripts, rough sketches, or nearly final art, even the most visual of stories can be aided by an editor’s sharp eye. Learn how to incorporate art directions in your developmental editing, balance text with art in stylistic editing, and proofread with roughs and finished pieces. This course will teach you how to tackle the art portion of an art-based story with confidence.
Persuasion Wins: Creating a Persuasive Website for Your Freelance Business
Clients hire editors they trust. So how do you build trust in the online world? Start by adding persuasion to your website. In this webinar, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-apply steps for adding persuasion to your editing website.
Series Secrets: How to Edit Sequels and Companion Books
Book series can be lucrative endeavours for indie authors and publishers alike, but they also come with their own challenges. In this two-part webinar, you will learn about how editing a series differs from editing an individual book.
Sharing Your Editing Knowledge: How to Teach and Train Students and Clients
Sharing your editing skills with other adult learners can be rewarding and even a creative exercise as you plan how to organize and deliver your material. Yet it can also be intimidating, especially without a plan for how to convey your material in a way that's engaging and outcomes driven.
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!
Digital Marketing Primer
To grow your editing business, you’re going to need more clients. Good marketing will help make you visible to potential clients and create interest in your services—and digital marketing was made for solopreneurs like you. In this session, you’ll learn to craft a solid marketing campaign for your editing business that minimizes time and cost without sacrificing results.