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Take a Local Program
Editors Saskatchewan hosts a variety of professional development opportunities on topics of interest to editors, writers, and communicators.
Editors Saskatchewan offers two workshops each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. They are taught by experienced instructors and have been well received. Workshops we’ve offered in the past have covered core skills like copy editing and proofreading, and well-known courses like Jim Taylor’s Eight-Step Editing, as well as other useful subjects, such as plain language and creating content for the web. If you would like more information, email workshopSK@editors.ca.
- Clear Communication by Design – A guide to Creating Effective Documents
May 16, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Western Development Museum, Saskatoon
Today’s readers are flooded with a non-stop stream of written information. As a result, we’ve all become skimmers. For those of us who craft documents for a living, this has important implications.
To ensure effective communication, we need to use every tool at our disposal to encourage our target audience to take the time to read what we produce, and help them find what they need or want from that material.
Writers and editors are typically concerned with words, but structure and design elements have a powerful influence on the effectiveness of a document. This workshop will show you how, as writers and editors, you can contribute to that effectiveness.
We often meet casually, either at noon or in the evening, to discuss some aspect of working as an editor. These events are free and open to members and non-members.
Reap the Benefits
Here are some of the benefits of being part of Editors Saskatchewan:
- Benefit from local networking.
- Take advantage of discounted rates for Editors Saskatchewan workshops and other professional development opportunities.
- Get a discount on McNally’s Reader Reward Card. Editors Saskatchewan is one of McNally Robinson’s Partners in Culture, which means our members can purchase the Reader Reward Card for $10 instead of $25. The card entitles you to a 10% discount on all regularly priced books and merchandise (in-store and online), as well as a 10% discount in the restaurant. You will also receive McNally Robinson’s print newsletter, which highlights great new books and keeps you informed of the literary scene in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
- Get job opportunities delivered right to your inbox from our job hotline.
And then there are all the other benefits of belonging to a national association of professional editors!
Find a Local Editor
Send your job description to email@example.com and we will broadcast your request to our membership. Interested editors will respond to you directly.
Editors Saskatchewan Branch Contact Information
Saskatoon, SK S7J 5H3
|Chair ||Katherine Duncombe |
|Past Chair ||Michelle Boulton |
|Treasurer ||Linda Dietz |
|Secretary ||Dawn Loewen |
| ||Dawn Loewen |
|Newsletter ||Katherine Duncombe |
|Workshops ||Perry Millar, Michelle Boulton |
Related Organizations in Saskatchewan
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in Saskatchewan
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The Professional Writers Association of Canada (formerly the Periodical Writers Association of Canada) offers support for professional freelance writers who work in the magazine, newspaper, corporate, government, and book publishing industries. With local chapters in six national regions, including Saskatchewan at large, PWAC represents professional writers across Canada.
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
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Saskatoon Writers' Coop
The Saskatoon Writers' Coop offers support and stimulation to writers in and around Saskatoon, especially those engaged in creative or literary genres. It does this by focusing on the development of craft and related business skills, by building community, and by fostering a sense of excitement about writers and writing.
SaskBooks (formerly Saskatchewan Publishers Group)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting Saskatchewan book publishers and promoting Saskatchewan-published resources, the Saskatchewan Publishers Group offers display, sales, promotion, and marketing opportunities to its member publishers.