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West Coast Editor 2012

You may view or download any issue of West Coast Editor from 2012. Each is available as a PDF file. Click the title to view it in your web browser, or right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) and choose "download" or "save" to save a copy on your computer.

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  • Contributors to this issue share little-known facts about their lives
  • Member new: Many highlights from UVic seminar, from Erin Potter; Two book-related videos, from Frank Karabotsos
  • Word play: Why I’m cautious about using words with “pep,” by Jennifer S. Getsinger
  • Language: Do you speak Scots? A WCE quiz
  • Conference notes, by Christine LeBlanc and Gael Spivak
  • Volunteer with EAC-BC: Why do you volunteer?
  • Volunteer with EAC-BC: PR chair: “There’s a huge client base for our members out there,” by Jessica Klassen
  • Volunteer with EAC-BC: The elections section 

Features

  • Local tourist: Adventures at the Table (not a story about dining), by Frances Peck
  • The bookshelf, by Jessica Klassen

Etcetera

  • May 16: EAC-BC new members welcome session
  • May 16: EAC-BC elections/wine and cheese reception
  • June 1–3: EAC national conference 2012
  • Now you know: Genghis Khan wins prize
  • Now you know: WCE finds new home, new format on Internet
  • New EAC-BC members
  • Answers: “Do you speak Scots?” quiz (from page 7)
  • Drive-by Editing
  • Why the world needs editors, by Hugh Macdonald



  • Contributors to this issue share their thoughts on typos, punctuation, Nancy Drew, C.S. Lewis, and posses of cheeky cats
  • Member news: David Harrison takes on new challenge; English: not for the faint-hearted
  • What does Chicago say? A WCE quiz
  • Conference notes, by Christine LeBlanc and Gael Spivak

Features

  • Drive-by Editing photos, by Cheryl Hannah, Frank Karabotsos, Sharon McInnis, Erin Potter, Karen Sawatsky, and Ruth Wilson
  • The bookshelf, by Dania Sheldon

Etcetera listings

  • March 17: Structural + stylistic = substantive editing
  • March 21: New members welcome session
  • March 21: Style sheets with substance!
  • March 23–24: Campbell River writers’ festival
  • March 24: Advanced proofreading
  • April 18: EAC certification
  • April 21: Picture research
  • May 2–4: TD national reading summit
  • May 5: Stylistic editing
  • May 16: New members welcome session     
  • May 16: EAC-BC elections and cocktail party
  • June 1–3: EAC national conference 2012
  • New members


Contents

  • Contributors to this issue share some serial-comma and book-related thoughts
  • Terms of venery: a WCE quiz
  • Elements of Style is an opera?
  • Word nerds unite
  • Camel case contretemps; End of the serial comma?
  • Word art

Features

  • The ups and downs of capitalization, by Frances Peck
  • The bookshelf, by Cheryl Hannah

Etcetera listings



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