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Comparative Editing: Editing as Improvement of the Text
Note: This seminar will be conducted in French only

Instructor: Arianne Des Rochers

The workshop will focus on comparative (or bilingual) editing of general/practical translations from English into French. There will be a quick overview of the editor’s tasks and principal functions. Based on the realities of the labour market, the workshop will provide many examples as well as some practical exercises.

Arianne Des Rochers holds a Masters of Literary Translation from the University of Ottawa as well as an Honours Degree in French Translation from Concordia University. Sessional instructor – she teaches translation at Concordia University, at the Université de Montréal and at the University of Ottawa – she has also worked as a professional translator and editor since 2010. Her broad range of experience in translation and editing allows her to work on literary texts as well as specialized and general/practical ones.

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: Centre Saint-Pierre, 1212, Panet Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 2Y7 (Metro Beaudry)
Room 303 — Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Cost
Early registration (on or before May 5):
$40 for Editors Canada student members
$75 for Editors Canada members
$90 for related organizations and non-member students
$105 for non-members

After May 5:
$45 for Editors Canada student members
$90 for Editors Canada members
$105 for related organizations and non-member students
$120 for non-members
Registration closes on May 26, 2016

Seminar Coordinator: Sylvie Collin

 

Comparative Punctuation
Note: This seminar will be conducted in French only

Instructor: Anne-Marie Benoit

Although their appearance is benign, punctuation marks play an essential role in the comprehension of written materials. They do, however, have a reputation for causing a lot of anxiety, or at least for raising questions. Their use is based on the application of very precise rules founded on both grammatical analysis and typographic conventions: where to place punctuation marks, spaces before and after, side-by-side punctuation, etc.

The workshop that we are offering will illustrate the rules in play for punctuation, using many examples, and also the main differences between how it is used in English and French. You will also be able to test your knowledge thanks to practical training exercises. Once fully absorbed, the rules will allow you to use punctuation with subtlety, even playfully.

For more than two decades, Anne-Marie Benoit has been devoted to teaching grammar, typography and editing, mainly at the Université du Québec à Montréal. There, she collaborated on the creation of a bachelor’s degree in editing while working as course coordinator in the Linguistics department. In addition to teaching at the university, she has also given training sessions and lectures about grammar, feminization of texts, modern editing tools, typography… Various publishing houses have also called on her expertise for scientific editing or for evaluating reference works. In retirement since 2015, Madame Benoit continues to fill her time with revising the Ramat de la typographie (she took over from Aurel Ramat in 2012), editing and leading workshops.

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Centre Saint-Pierre, 1212, Panet Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 2Y7 (Metro Beaudry)
Room 303 — Marguerite-Bourgeoys

Cost
Early registration (on or before May 5):
$40 for Editors Canada student members
$75 for Editors Canada members
$90 for related organizations and non-member students
$105 for non-members

After May 5:
$45 for Editors Canada student members
$90 for Editors Canada members
$105 for related organizations and non-member students
$120 for non-members
Registration closes on May 26, 2016

Seminar Coordinator: Sylvie Collin

Clear and Concise: Guidelines for Style

Instructor: Frances Peck

Clear, concise style is the backbone of strong writing. It’s also the result of cold, hard revision. This seminar presents a variety of stylistic techniques that help language do its job. We’ll look at how to improve flow, eliminate sloppy shifts and inconsistencies, link ideas using parallelism and subordination, tighten sentence structure, and trim wordiness. Through discussion, examples, and exercises, we’ll examine surefire methods for polishing any type of document.

Frances Peck, writer and Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), has been working with words for over two decades. She’s the author of Peck’s English Pointers, a free online collection of essays and quizzes, and a co-author of the HyperGrammar website. A partner with West Coast Editorial Associates, she teaches editing at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College in Vancouver and gives workshops across the country.

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location
Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites
Room: Mont Royal II
3407 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1W7
Closest Metro Station: Peel; Bus route 24 Sherbrooke

Cost (lunch included)
Early registration (on or before March 24):
$80 for Editors Canada student members
$150 for Editors Canada members
$180 for related organizations and non-member students
$210 for non-members

After March 24:
$90 for Editors Canada student members
$180 for Editors Canada members
$210 for related organizations and non-member students
$240 for non-members

Registration closes on March 31, 2016

Seminar Coordinator: Dwain Richardson

 


Editors and Social Media: Be there or be square!
Seminar in English

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Centre Saint-Pierre
Room: To be confirmed

Land more contracts with the help of social media! At the Editors and Social Media: Be there or be square! seminar you will learn which media and strategies suit you best. Our trainer, Roberto Blizzard, will also provide personalized advice.

The information gained in this seminar will allow you to:
- explore ways to develop your network and find work with the help of social media;
- define your goals, your approach, your strategy and your tactics;
- choose the media best suited to your goals from among the most popular: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, blogs and websites;
- learn how to create an account, a blog or a website starting from scratch;
- skim through a variety of available tools and techniques (types of publications and of tweeting, using video (Vine), time-saving tools);
- increase your audience and number of subscribers.

Important: bring your portable computer or tablet to explore and immediately apply the proposed concepts.

Roberto Blizzard is pursuing a flourishing career as a freelance editor and project manager with major players in the educational, medical and military fields: CEC, Chenelière Éducation, Hc3 communications, IC Axon. He has more than sixteen years’ experience editing educational guides and developing content for online courses. An enthusiastic bilingual trainer, Roberto will share with you what he has learned through his presence on a wide range of digital media. Among other things, he will show you how he drew more than 5,000 followers on Twitter in 20 months and how he invariably generates from 1.6 to 2.6 million impressions per month (an impression is made every time your tweet appears on somebody’s screen).
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Cancellation policy


Cancellation Policy

Editors Quebec/Atlantic Canada reserves the right to cancel any seminar if registration is insufficient. If a seminar is full or cancelled, you will be notified by email or telephone before the scheduled seminar date.

  • Cancellations are accepted up to five business days before a seminar. A $50 fee is charged for each cancelled registration. No refunds are given for cancellations received within five business days of the seminar.
  • Please allow two to four weeks to process a refund.
    Cancellations can be made by sending an email to
    rqa-qac@editors.ca.